As a child grows and develops, the way in which he or she holds a writing utensil also develops. Written output starts with scribbling and eventually becomes precise letters, numbers and illustrations. Here is what you can expect to see as a child’s grasp evolves.
There are four grasp patterns that research has found to be mature and appropriate for functional writing. The difference between these grasps and the static grasps described above is that the fingers are moving and controlling the output of the writing tool.