I have been using my writing charms to get kids to work on stabilizing their hand when writing, and I wanted them to hold something a bit bigger than the cap erasers that I had on the original writing charms. I came across this cool stretchy string, and attached it to a squishy toy , and made the perfect writing charm.
They are for sale in the shop, or you can make your own.
I cut the stretchy string into 4 or 5 segments, and poked a hole in one end. Then I took the stretchy toy and poked a hole in the center of it. Finally, I pushed the piece of stretchy string through the little hole in the toy.
This is a great solution, and the squishiness of the toy makes you want to close your fingers around it. It can take practice to get a student to hold it while writing, but once they get used to it and it becomes a habit, it can really help the student’s pencil control.
- fine motor
- hand dexterity