As a teacher and mom, I must admit, it has been a pet peeve of mine when children break the crayons! However, I have learned to love a broken piece of crayon. Here’s why…
A broken crayon will help with a more refined tripod grip. If your preschooler is still fisting writing tools, then I encourage you to break a crayon. You'll thank me later. Take a look at the two photos of my son below. He switches between a tripod and modified tripod grip.
As your child is developing his/her pencil grip, it is important to provide activities that will allow them to use their little hands. Arts and crafts activities are great because it requires a lot of twisting, turning, drawing, coloring, cutting, and even tearing. Here is what your child’s grip should look like over time whether using a pencil or crayon:
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Hi, I am Odessa. I'm a mom of two wonderful children and a teacher. I have a Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Education and a Master of Science in Childhood Education with over 10 years of PreK and Kindergarten experience. I am a lover of all things literacy for children and their curiosity of the world. Get comfy and click around my site. I hope you find something you'll like, and something your kids will love! P.S. Akwaaba means 'welcome' :)
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