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Writing-Aid Grip Teaches How to Hold a Pencil

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These soft grips help kids learn how to hold a writing utensil. Maybe your child typically holds it with three fingers, or grasps it with their entire hand. But this silicone grip features two finger pockets for their thumb and index finger, so there’s no room for error.

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Oh my. Why do people need a piece of plastic to make them hold a pencil correctly. How did the rest of us over 50 learn. We paid attention when being taught and our teaches walked up and down the rows to make sure we were doing it. What is happening in schools today?? Some people have such poor handwriting/printing that it is almost illegible - maybe if they were taught to print and write correctly, they wouldn't need a piece of plastic!!!!! And for those who"don't care about how a pencil should be held, It shows their attitude about doing anything else right.
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I could’ve done this and been on Shark Tank
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There is not a “correct” way to hold a pen/pencil. It’s what is most comfortable to you. I’m a lefty and use my thumb & first 2 fingers to grip with it resting on my ring finger.
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Ok, we are making a whole generation of idiots by not letting them figure things out.
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This is incredibly helpful for children with poor fine motor ability.
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Contrary to the many posts on here that say it does not matter how one holds a pencil...it actually does! While children will change grasp patterns as they grow, it is important that they develop an efficient grasp for fine motor and hand development. Im a special education teacher of little ones and I see how hard they struggle to write because they do not know how to hold a pencil, so yeah, it is important and adaptive tools such as the one in this article, is helpful for children to be more successful.
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Does everyone need to hold a pencil the same way. Reminds me of teachers trying to teach my sister to write right handed. She was left-handed.
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The kids of today are lazy enough as it is. Soon they be making more devices to make life 'so called easier ' where one doesn't have to think. Generations are getting dumber and dumber as the years go by. Not taught how to respect, no compassion, selfish and no common sense. I'm not say all. But most are air heads already. We do not need more crap.
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They teach this in 1st. Grade but I see kids holding their pencils any which way.
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So how and what do they actually learn without help? Are they able to use their brains to develop skills at all anymore?
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These are pretty cool! I bought these for a kindergarten age student I am teaching. He used it for a couple of weeks and then he was writing on his on with correct form! You can find them on Amazon!
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I needed this...to this day I cannot hold a pencil 'correctly.'
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