Both of my children have started their Reception and Year 1. As a parent, I feel that it is very important that both children are able to develop their fine motor skills by getting them the right stationery to assist their writing. I am always very worried for Ms C as she grips her pens and pencils in an unusual way. She is unable to hold a pen like a tripod. In fact, she is gripping the pencil in between her middle finger and ring finger. It does look very odd.