This is a cute song for Pencil Grip / holding your pencil correctly with the grip and flip method. This is easy to learn for all students. This includes visuals and step by step directions.
Page 3 and 4 are versions that fit on one page. These are best printed and distributed to students in your class or hung up.
Page 3 is the most basic with the least amount of visuals.
Page 4 has step by step visuals.
Pages 5 -10 can be to be multiple pages that you can hang up in your room or projected on a smartboard to sing. (1 line and visual for page).
This type of activity can support hand strength, legible handwriting, visual motor skills, age appropriate grasp, crossing midline, and fine motor skills.
This is perfect for RTI / MTSS / 504 / IEP as an intervention for hand strength. and handwriting. This could also be used in a center. This is also a perfect activity for occupational therapists OT, teachers, speech pathologists SLP, special education teachers SPED and other school professions while working on skills!
I am a school occupational therapist who has a doctorate in occupational therapy. I work closely with special education and general education staff adapting material. This is where I get my inspiration for this material. I have used my materials with a variety of children with different disabilities including learning disabilities, dyslexia, autism, sensory processing disorder, ADD, ADHD, visual impairments, deaf/hard of hearing, cerebral palsy, down syndrome and more.
DISCLAIMER: By using this, you agree that this activity is not intended to replace the advice of a physician or occupational therapist. Information provided should not be used for diagnostic or training purposes. Please speak with your physician or OT if you have questions. Stop any activity if you are unsure about a child’s reaction or ability.