The way you hold a pencil can be a huge help when drawing or writing. This is a demonstration on how to hold a pencil.
- Learn the benefits of holding the pencil in the tripod grasp or grip.
- Become aware that the base of your hand steadies the tripod as you draw or write.
This gripper is similar to the Crossover Grip, but does not have the "hood". I think it does a good job of discouraging the crossing over of the thumb and is more accommodating for children with long fingernails. It just might replace the Crossover Grip, at least that's what I'm finding. The manufacturer sees it as a transition from the Crossover Grip > Pinch Grip > Pencil Grip. I believe that children can go from Pinch Grip (Thumb Grip) to no gripper.
Our popular Grip Starter Set now comes with a Thumb Grip. (We replaced the Crossover Grip with the Thumb Grip.)
On orders over $25 (shipping to US addresses)
The holidays are here along with free shipping on orders over $25.00. This special is good ‘til December 31, 2012.
When you place an order within the next few days, add a wind-up toy to your shopping cart. Sorry, no promises… if we still have them, we’ll add one to your package.
Limit: one free toy per order.
The toys are approximately 2 inches tall. Wind them up and watch them flip!
Give children activities that stimulate hand-eye coordination and strengthen the muscles of the hand—stringing beads, rolling clay or
twisting the stem of a wind up toy.
Handwriting and drawing improve as fine motor and gross motor skills develop. What works best to build those skills? PLAYTIME!
Free Cute Pins! At your local JCP
JCPenny has a promotion going on this holiday season for prizes and savings…but that’s not what I’m excited about… it’s their button pins! So cute! Go to the store to get the free cute pins at any register. There are 50 button designs, each one-inch in diameter.