09 October 2009

Getting A Grip

We've always been delighted that Vera loves to tap her hands. She'll tap her toys, her knees, your face, but she doesn't quite know how to grip things and hold onto them yet.

So the goal now is to stimulate her hand muscles and help her learn to grasp things and subsequently learn to reach out for them.

Textured toys and materials are best for this. But surprisingly, it is an oral swab called the Toothette, that elicits the most active response from her fingers. She stares at it, grips it, tugs at it, loves being stroked by it - what a great little 45 cent tool.