Great Job! Finally, my three-year old son learns how to hold the pen correctly. Honestly at this stage, the hardest part I found in teaching my child to hold the pen or crayon correctly. It took approximately one month for my little boy to learn the pencil grip. He became so moody that sometimes did not want to follow the way I teach him.
It is not easy to teach the child to hold the pen but with my eagerness I found an easy way to teach him. The best way that works for my child to hold the pen is to sing “This is how to hold the pen” while I guide him to hold the pen and write. I sing “This is how to hold the pen” in a tune of the popular American folk song “The Wheels on the bus”. Let me share the lyrics of “This is how to hold the pen” that I personally created for my child.
This is How to Hold the Pen Lyrics
This is how to hold the pen, hold the pen, hold the pen
This is how to hold the pen
This is how….
It is very simple, easy to to sing, understand and memorize.
Now with my dedication in teaching him to hold the pen and practice writing, he can hold the pen or crayon correctly and practice writing lines, objects and letters. Teaching the child to hold the pen or crayon correctly allows him to be comfortable in writing or coloring and encourage him to write more.