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Old November 24th 03, 07:50 PM
H Schinske
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Dorothy wrote:

We are preschool teachers, so this was geared to ages
3 to 5, but I would think that if you teach your child earlier
it can't hurt.


My impression of MOST two-year-olds is that they scribble for such short
periods that it would be futile to correct their grip, because you'd be using
up all their scribbling time. I don't think I bothered at all until my kids
were old enough to be drawing for some time, and/or copying letters. But of
course this will vary wildly by child.

--Helen
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Old November 24th 03, 09:55 PM
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"iphigenia" wrote in message
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P. Tierney wrote:
Is it generally advisable, when a child is in the early stages of
drawing, to teach or model what might be a proper way to hold a
pen/pencil/crayon? Or, is this something that they generally
figure out for themselves, making it best just to let them be? Thx.


I help DS (28 mos) with his grip only so far as to help him get better
control; e.g., I show him that holding the pencil closer to the point,
rather than six inches up, makes it easier for him : ) But I don't insist
that his fingers must be placed precisely the way I hold a pencil.

I don't actually remember anyone showing me how to hold a writing

implement;
either it was too early to recall or it was mostly based on modeling.

Really, I should think that any way a person holds a pen that gives them
comfort and control would be correct.


I started getting a crooked and calloused middle finger in college from
years of incorrectly holding my pen. It worsened then because I was writing
so much taking notes and writing papers. I altered the way I held my pen,
because I didn't want a permenantly disfigured hand and it took a few years,
but my hand is now normal. So, IME, there is an incorrect method that is
comfortable but may cause problems years down the road.


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Old November 24th 03, 11:29 PM
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"H Schinske" wrote in message
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Dorothy wrote:

We are preschool teachers, so this was geared to ages
3 to 5, but I would think that if you teach your child earlier
it can't hurt.


My impression of MOST two-year-olds is that they scribble for such short
periods that it would be futile to correct their grip, because you'd be

using
up all their scribbling time. I don't think I bothered at all until my

kids
were old enough to be drawing for some time, and/or copying letters.


That was a thought of mine too -- that it might be more important
once actually things (like letters) were being drawn, therefore requiring
more control of the writing instrument.

I don't think I'll worry about it just yet, but she's trying to do some
finer
things like trying to copy a circle, so perhaps I'll give it a closer look a
few months down the road.


P. Tierney


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Old November 25th 03, 03:53 AM
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On Mon, 24 Nov 2003 22:29:14 GMT, "P. Tierney"
wrote:

That was a thought of mine too -- that it might be more important
once actually things (like letters) were being drawn, therefore requiring
more control of the writing instrument.


It does depend on the child. Many three year olds are still
scribling, but correcting the grip at that point is still helpful
later on because they don't develop the bad habit. I probably
wouldn't bother with a child under 2 1/2 though unless they
really liked to color a lot and some do.


--
Dorothy

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that can be heard unless someone listens ..

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Old November 25th 03, 03:55 AM
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On 24 Nov 2003 13:46:52 GMT, enigma wrote:

there are also fonts you can download that are dotted letters
that are good for tracing practice, especially if you can get
your printer to print in greys or yellow.


Actually, the dotted practice sheets are a nono, this teacher
said. It's visually distracting and the children don't get the
actual shape of the letter but focus on the dots.


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Dorothy

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that can be heard unless someone listens ..

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