Tricks of the trade
Comes included in MissMancy’s Handwriting Starter Kit. Available for purchase on this site.
We always want children to keep their pencils and crayons in the webspace (the area created between the thumb and index finger). You will find that many like to keep the pencil straight up (perpendicular to the paper). This is an inefficient way to hold a pencil as it puts unnecessary pressure on joints.
There are several ways to keep the pencil in the webspace; you can either weigh down the pencil (with pencil weights)/use a heavy pencil or you can use the rubber band trick.
The rubber band trick: Simply place a thin rubber band around the pencil and have your child wear it like a bracelet. Make sure the pencil is at the top and place the pencil in the webspace….tada!
[…] Deuxième astuce, pour les élèves qui ont tendance à tenir leur crayon verticalement (comme sur la photo, par exemple) : le coup de l’élastique. […]
HOPING THIS MIGHT THIS WORK FOR ME (88 YRS. OLD-LEFT HANDER WITH ARTHRITIS AND A SLIGHT TREMOR) –TO STEADY MY HAND WHILE I WRITE.
Try to “build up a pencil with a tennis ball. (Imagine a tennis ball with a pencil going right through it). You hold the ball while writing. They also sell these ready made. Do a little search on websites that sell adaptive tools. I hope it helps.