owen’s got grip!
No joke! My boy finally found his grip! It’s taken a while, and over the last few months, I’ve researched (our friends at HWT do have great ideas), tried slip-on grips (wouldn’t use them), crayon bits (a good start. . .) to no avail. Even though I don’t know much, I do know that learning happens when everything’s aligned–the stars, planets, mind and body–you name it. We were patient (kind of), and it happened!
I have to thank our friends at Crayola for their Jumbo Crayons and Owen’s tireless, talented preschool teacher for introducing Owen to them. And for the box she sent him home with on Monday that he hasn’t let rest for days.
Woo-hoo! When he “showed me how they worked”, he slipped immediately into a normal tripod grip, and it makes sense. They’re thick without being bulky or heavy, and for a guy who is still developing his fine motor skills, the thicker (and shorter) the better!
I praised him over and over and silently thanked the village it takes to raise a child these days. Tomorrow he may lose it or forget to use it, but at least now I know that when he really needs to know how a good grip feels, I can reach for the Jumbo’s.