My 3yo dd has been writing and drawing pictures for almost one year now. When she first started writing/painting she grasped the writing instrument in her fist. Not wanting to discourage her by imposing our will, her father and I encouraged her to draw in the position most comfortable to her. Now she is getting more proficient, but she still holds her crayons etc. in a fist. I am showing her how to hold the crayon "correctly," but she is strongly resisting. Part of me says to let go and let her do what is comfortable to her, but another part says she isn't doing it "right," and if she doesn't learn now, she will go through life holding her pens like a three-year old. Any suggestions or experiences would be appreciated.
post #1 of 5
6/9/02 at 7:20pm