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Texts and Tunes: How to Hold a Pencil

Before putting a pencil in your lil one's hand, take a look at how you hold your own. Do you hold it too close to the tip, or too far up the top? Perfecting the "tripod grip" requires some practice and if not taught properly, it affects lil ones' writing abilities.

Megan Hirsch's How to Hold a Pencil ($8) is a visual guide to teaching tots the proper writing utensil technique. Packed with large photos and simple instructions, writing newbies will quickly learn to pinch their pencil and then support it with another finger. Diagrammed images show both correct and incorrect form, giving kids models to copy as they perfect their own grip. In a world where tykes are learning to type before they write, it's nice to know that your child will at least know how to hold their pencil when their technology fails them.

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