This month, I decided to try out these amazing Pencil Grips to see if they would help my students correct their grips and improve their handwriting. I knew right away which students I wanted to test these on.
Here is a picture of one of my student's grips before using the pencil grip and with the pencil grip. Doesn't it look so much more comfortable with the grip???
|Before using the grip.|
|While using the grip.|
What I love most about the pencil grip, is that my students were SO excited to use them. Most of my students that HATE writing are the ones that I noticed could use some help with their grip. I'm not sure if it's just a coincidence or what, but my thought is maybe their grip is causing them to be uncomfortable when writing. But as soon as I let them start using the pencil grip, they wanted to write and write.
I think this would be an ideal product to have in any PreK-2 classroom and for older grades to even have a few on hand to help students that are still struggling with their grips.
If I taught PreK or Kindergarten, I would use a whole class set of these things!!! For grades 1 and 2, I would definitely use these with my students still struggling with grips and even in a Word Work Center or Handwriting Center. The kids would be excited to just be able to write with these fun grips!!! They have lots of different colors too! EVEN GLITTER!!! eeek :)
You can find The Pencil Grips on Amazon or over at their website as well.
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