Pencil Grip - Cross Guard
€1.63 ex. VAT
The Crossover Grip is very similar to the Grotto grip as it has guards that go over the thumb and index finger which help ensurethe fingers are in the proper position for gripping.
These guards also prevent fingers from crossing over each other. The cross guard grip is softer than the grotto grip so might be a better option for those who hold their pencils too tight.
The Crossover Grip is easy to use and instantly reinforces the proper grip. Improvements come quickly with frequent use.
The flexibility of the soft, rubbery, latex-free material allows it to fit on pencils, pens, crayons, and many writing instruments. This creates many opportunities for teaching and reinforcing the proper grip.
Product Dimensions: 4 x 0 x 6 inches
Age: 3 years +
1. There is more to correcting a pencil grasp then just putting a pencil grip on a pencil. The child also needs to develop strength in all the right places. This means building a stable support by working on core strength, shoulder, elbow, and wrist stability.
2. The child needs to assume a proper seating position, this means no dangling feet from kitchen chairs. If the feet are not flat on the floor then the child is not stable and balanced, this will have a negative effect on hand writing that no pencil grip will fix.
3. Remember that the pencil grip isn’t glued to the child’s fingers in the correct position. So it needs to be monitored or the child can start compensating around the pencil grip as well.
4. If the child is struggling to isolate their little finger and ring finger, give them something small to hold in these fingers. This will keep the little finger and ring finger tucked out of the way.
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