I’ve been struggling to get Jitterbug to hold his pencil the right way. It’s similar to how he’s holding the paintbrush in this picture, three fingers on top, thumb below and pinky awkwardly on the side. Ugh.
Enter The Claw. (Insert evil-sounding laugh.) It’s a handwriting grip that fits over the first two fingers and the thumb. It forces a correct grip.
So far it is working, but he reverts to the incorrect grip when he’s not using it. And he hates it when I try to get him to change it. The Claw has a cool name (which means he can roar like a monster every time we get it out!) so hopefully he will continue to be happy to use it. My only hesitation is that I naturally developed a grip that rests on my third finger, and so has Skeeterbug, and The Claw won’t allow it. We’ll see how it goes. I got mine at a local educational store, Educational Experience carries it also.