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Pencil in an elevator?

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Here I will share my knowledge and recommend developmental activities that I have either learned about or developed during my 14 years of working with children as an Occupational therapist. I will explain the importance of the activity and the developmental principles that underlie it.

Today, for those who are going into first grade and even for older kids, I present the "pencil in the elevator" – an activity that develops pencil grip by manipulating the pencil (changing its place and position) in the hand.

Consistent practice of this activity when using a pencil will significantly develop a child’s fine motor skills and pencil grip in a way that is both fun and challenging.

This page is taken from "Lenny The Line King": My Experiential Learning Activity Book for Number Writing.

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