Help my 3 year old hold a pencil!

How do you help your 3 yr old to hold a pencil properly to write? Thank you. To answer your question directly, pencil grasp can be improved by using chunkier crayons or pencils, which are easier for smaller hands to hold. You can also break up the crayons to about 2” long to start to encourage using a pincer grasp - holding the pencil with the thumb and first two fingers. (I know parents and teachers don’t want to hear about breaking up crayons but it helps!!!) An appropriate pencil grasp for a 3 year old is holding the pencil/crayon in the palm with all fingers curled around it, so don’t worry too much if your child isn’t holding the pencil yet like an adult - he/she isn’t meant to at 3 yea

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