The tripod grasp is the most preferred pencil grasp. It facilitates legibility, letter formation, and speed. An incorrect pencil grip is painful. It causes pain to your hand and arm.
In a tripod grasp, the pen or pencil is supported by three fingers of the hand - the thumb, index, and middle finger. The ring and little finger bent and rest on the table.
Write with pencils in proportion to the hands.
Lie on a flat surface like floor and write. This puts weight on the arms and stabilizes them. Use a vertical surface like a chalkboard or an easel. This stabilizes the shoulder and puts your wrist in a functional writing position.
Use a stamp pad and stamp your fingerprint between each word.
Place a small piece of candy or spacer sticker between the words.
Place a small sponge in your last two fingers. You must hold onto this while writing.
If you write too hard:
If you write too soft:
Beginners (learning to write letters and words) can place the paper straight (not tilted). Experienced writers (able to write sentences across the page) should place the paper at a slight angle to follow the natural arc of the writing hand.
If you are right-handed, put the right corner of the paper higher; for left-handed, the left corner is higher. Place the writing hand below the line of writing.
Wrap a small rubber band around the area where the fingers should be placed. This will remind you where to hold a pencil.
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