When The Pencil Grip company originally approached me to write a review on their Pencil Grips, I was going to try them with some students at school. However, my 4 year old daughter has recently surprised me with her fine motor development, so I decided to try them out with her instead!! She recently turned 4 and her writing skills have started to take off. It seems like within a week she went from writing “A” to attempting a sentence.
We tried out all three pencil grips (The Crossover Grip, The Pinch Grip, and Pencil Grip) to help her with grip and formation of the letters. Based on our use of the grips, I was impressed with the DURABILITY, TEXTURE, and INCREASED LEGIBILITY.
At first she was a little awkward with the grip and she needed help with finger placement. Please ignore the messy hands….we just finished with a painting project!!
As you can see from the picture above, her finger wanted to cross over. After she understood the finger positioning, she took off writing.
I have noticed that there is more control with her grasp, thus an increase in legibility. We now writing daily and she typically will choose the Crossover Grip. This is the grip shown above which has wings on the grip which prevent the fingers from crossing over. I have also used these grips when writing and like the texture of the grip.
On a side note, my younger daughter got a hold of the grips and started to chew on them. I was rather impressed with there durability…..not one tooth mark!!
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