Step One: Place pencil
flat on the table with the point facing towards the child.
Step Two: The child
should pinch the end of the pencil facing them with their thumb and index
Step Three: The child
should pull the pencil back (with their other hand) so that the pencil is
sitting between their thumb and index finger (this has been called the pinch
and flip method in school).
Four: The child’s middle finger should sit under the
pencil so as to help hold the pencil (this is called the helping finger).
Five: The child’s ring and little finger should ‘hide’- rest
against the palm of their hand.
Step Six: The child checks their fingers:
Pinchers, Helper, Hiders.
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