Broken Crayons Provide Pencil Grasp Practice for Kids (Who Knew?) by Mindy Hudon, M.S., CCC-SLP
Don’t throw away your child’s broken crayons. Broken crayons provide a great way to help encourage a good pencil grasp. Sometimes children develop improper pencil grasp and then have a hard time breaking the bad habits before they enter school.
The best way to hold a pencil is between the thumb and the index finger with the pencil resting on the middle finger. Small, broken crayons help children use a pinch, which encourages this “tripod” grasp. Keep a box of broken crayons handy to help keep those little fingers busy. Fun and helpful for kids!
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