Have writing tools and paper available.
Hand a pencil or marker to the child, with the writing end pointing upward. This requires the child to turn the pencil over.
The child is capable of in-hand manipulation, or rotating a tool with one hand so it is facing the correct direction.
Early childhood educators and parents need to provide opportunities for children to use in-hand manipulation rather than using two hands to change the position of an object. For example, practice paying for items with coins from one hand; present tools upside down; or give a handful of a small snack and say, “See if you can use just one hand.”
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, 2015
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