Learn To Hold A Pencil In 3 Simple Steps

Learn To Hold A Pencil In 3 Simple Steps

Sarah Rae Smith
Aug 16, 2010

For as long as I can remember, I've been fascinated with the way other people hold their writing utensils. Some grip them so tightly they have calloused fingers, others hold them like crow and always look so awkward when writing, but for me (the only left-handed person in her class through most of school) I held my pencil like the photos above and obviously think everyone else should too (because lefties are always right... wait what?)!

At Sestrenki they've illustrated quite beautifully the proper way to hold a pencil. It can be hard to instill since little hands start holding chubby crayons specific ways from a young age, but it's an important skill and can alter your children's productivity throughout his or her life.

Holding a pencil properly allows you to write the fastest, prettiest and with the least amount of hand and wrist strain. Check out Sestrenki for the full run down of the process and a few handwriting books as well!

How do you hold a pencil? Is it different than above? Let us know below!

(Image: Ohdeedoh reader and Flickr member Nudik)

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