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  Friday, September 8, 2017

On our way to the Dynamic Tripod Grasp

By Isabelle Gilet

1Moving through the different stages of pencil grasp development is an important part of Early Childhood Education. At SDFAS, we start in PK0 through a lot of fun gross motor skill activities that will make shoulders and arms stronger, and help your child’s pencil grasp to mature as well.

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The final aim is to reach the Dynamic Tripod Grasp. Such a grasp is characterized by holding the writing tool with the ends of the thumb, index and middle finger. The pencil is controlled with finger movement rather than the hand or arm.

And look at our PK2 students, they are already so confident with their pencil control! (Pictures 3&4)