Before practising, it is important children use a shorter pencil as it means they can’t squeeze on unnecessary fingers. Our pencils have been specifically designed to be the right length for control and balance, with a wider diameter and hexagonal shape to encourage the correct tripod grip. Parents can try using the ‘pinch and flip’ method: simply lay the pencil with the point facing the child’s hand, when they pick it up just above the pencil’s point, the pencil will rest in the skin between their thumb and index finger in the correct tripod position. Use a variety of writing activities to make writing fun as children will be more likely to practice. Our books include sections which show how to use the tripod grip, designed with a variety of fun activities keep children engaged.