Even before that, when they are in Reception and even Nursery, they will start to practice their letters. Gripping pens and pencils isn't that easy, and for some children it is even harder.
My son is in year 2 now, and has even more homework. I've tried lots of different types of grips, but none have really helped with his particular problem (he can't put a lot of pressure on his fingers). Last year he did his homework in felt tip pen, as a way around the problem. But that's not really something we want to keep doing.
Even if your child doesn't have any issues, a good grip on a pen or pencil can get them started in the correct writing position right from the beginning. And also, they'll find it a lot easier to draw for fun as well.
Stabilo are a brand of stationery that all parents of school children are familiar with. I had the opportunity to try out some of their latest products, to see how they work and what the quality is like.
Here's what we found.Click here to read more...