How to Improve Your Child's Grip at Home

May 11, 2016

Before entering Pre-K, most children have established some sort of grip. If your child needs help improving their grip, here are some helpful hints to use at home. First, don’t throw out those broken crayons! They are great to use for children who are still “Fisting” their writing utensils. The smaller the crayon, the harder it is to use the whole hand. Another way to improve grip is to designate an area for your child to color on the wall (with paper of course!). Hang the bottom of the paper at the same height as your child’s shoulder. This is a great, fun, new way to color and it helps to rectify any grip problems. One last helpful hint to improve grip is to let your child color underneath a table while lying on their back. This too will help strengthen their grip. These are great new activities to have your child do over the summer!

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