I can suggest the option for pencils. Yeah there are tons of different suggestions made by people. But here I’ll discuss only a few that seems quite appropriate tome. Hopefully following these tips will help you to make your child hold at least the pencil in the correct manner.
1. Start with shorter pencils. Because with shorter pencils, there will be lesser space for cramming fingers unnecessarily. Thus the child will be forced to pinch with the help of index finger and thumb. That’s why you will find many hand writing teaching workshops have collection of short pencils of their own brand.
2. All the children are not the same. If the short pencil trick is not that much effective, don’t panic. Just use the pinch & flip method. Just tell them to pinch the pencil’s sharpened end and eventually flip it around till it is rested gently between the soft skins of index finger and thumb.
3. There is another way if the first 2 tricks fail. Just make them try so that they can hide something under the ring and pinky finger. These two fingers will bend towards the thumb while the other fingers and thumb will do the work. You can start with cotton ball, marble, bread etc.