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Pencil grips - tips and advice

Pencil grip is only one part of handwriting. In nursery and school, a variety of pencil holds will be seen. Most children develop a pencil hold that is comfortable for them. By the age of nine, most children have developed a pencil grip that is comfortable for them and it can be difficult to change this.

The type of pencil grip your child uses is only a problem if it is making writing difficult to read, is not
writing at a reasonable speed, or makes their hand sore or tired.

If their grasp is impacting on writing, these suggestions should be tried: