These plastic tools are designed to fit snugly on a pencil. The grips come in different shapes and don’t cost very much. Different kids may prefer different shapes, so try a few to see what works best.
Kids can struggle with movement and coordination in different ways. Some kids have trouble learning small movements, like how to brush their teeth or hold a pencil. Others may struggle with big movements, like how to kick a ball or ride a bike. These all use different kinds of motor skills.
No matter what’s causing a child’s movement trouble, there are ways to help. An important step is to
take notes on what you’re seeing. If there’s a pattern that goes on for a while, you may want to talk to a child’s health care provider or the school nurse. They can be great sources of information and advice.
Parents and caregivers: Even if you’re not sure what’s going on with your child, you can still work on building motor skills at home.
hear from a dad
on what he wishes people knew about his son’s difficulties with motor skills.
Educators: Keep in mind that kids who have trouble with motor skills might feel sad or embarrassed that they struggle to do things that come easily to other kids. Look for ways to boost kids’ confidence as you work through challenges.