How to Hold a Pencil – The Definitive Guide

How to Hold a Pencil

Do You Know How to Hold a Pencil Correctly?

The correct way to hold a pencil is by using the tripod grip where the thumb, index, and middle finger hold the pencil.

Schools teach the tripod grip to young children as once mastered. It gives greater control of the pencil.

The tripod grip may be a good way to grasp and control a pencil, but it takes time to learn it properly and many young children find it uncomfortable or painful to write with.

Studies show that it may not enable children to write faster and neater and may not even be the best way to hold a pencil.

In this guide, we will cover all the different ways to hold a pencil with their benefits and drawbacks.

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