Summary of “How to Teach Your Kid to Hold a Pencil”

No. 2 surprised people-the pencil grip isn’t something a lot of adults think about.
It means the child is not using his or her hand muscles efficiently, and therefore may tire out quickly, complain about arm or hand pain, or turn in illegible work.
Very early on, kids should be building their fine motor skills-digging their fingers in sand, molding sculptures out of Play-Doh, tearing scraps of paper and zipping zippers-so that they have the muscles they need for pencil-gripping success.
Have your kid place their writing hand in the sock, slipping their pointer finger through one hole and their thumb through the other.
Here’s a video from Sara McClure of the blog Happy Brown House.
Have your child pinch the sharpened end of the pencil and flip it around until it rests in proper writing position.
Place a crumpled tissue between your child’s palm and last two fingers, and have them hold it there.
It helps keep those extra fingers out of the way as they write.

The orginal article.