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Old Oct 14th, 2011, 16:06 PM   1
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Any tips to develop pincer grip?


Hi everyone

My Alex avoids using his pincer grip at all costs. Even with peas! Instead of picking them up with his thumb and finger, he's perfected an alternative way of grabbing single peas from his tray and then rolling them into his mouth with the flat of his palm. He does this with all small finger foods! I know he can use his pincer grip, as I've seen him before, but he just chooses not to these days

Apart from handing him finger food, rather than letting him pick from what's on his tray, can any of you think of anything else that would help him to work on his pincer grip? I don't want him to be held back in his fine motor skills, or am I worrying too much?

Laura x



 
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Old Oct 14th, 2011, 18:03 PM   2
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Have you tried him with jumbo crayons or felts and see what he does?



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Old Oct 15th, 2011, 06:07 AM   3
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Have you tried him with jumbo crayons or felts and see what he does?
No not yet, but those are great ideas, thank you x



 
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Old Oct 15th, 2011, 07:13 AM   4
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I was going to suggest pens/crayons, also, peg board puzzles are good.



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Old Oct 15th, 2011, 07:15 AM   5
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Holding a crayon, turning pages in a book, jig saws, getting him to point to things, different sized objects, treasure baskets, coping you doing it, making animals out of your thumb and finger like a crocodile, pretending to snap things up etc!

Lots more to if you need any help ! Or I could go through some activities with you. Trained in child development and nursery nursing!



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I was going to suggest pens/crayons, also, peg board puzzles are good.
Thank you - I have a few of those puzzles in storage so I'll get them out and give that a try x



 
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Holding a crayon, turning pages in a book, jig saws, getting him to point to things, different sized objects, treasure baskets, coping you doing it, making animals out of your thumb and finger like a crocodile, pretending to snap things up etc!

Lots more to if you need any help ! Or I could go through some activities with you. Trained in child development and nursery nursing!
Thanks for all these tips x



 
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