Beads for All
This fun activity works on the small muscles of the hand and promotes pincer grasp.
Bilateral Hand Use, Distal Finger Control, Finger Translation, Hand Arches/Separation, In-hand Manipulation, Intrinsic Muscle Development, and Pincer Grasp
Provide the child with different size beads and encourage him/her to use only his/her thumb and index finger to pick up one bead at a time. The child strings the beads using his/her dominant hand to manipulate the lace and his/her non-dominant hand to hold the bead.
You want to make sure the child does not stabilize his/her arms on the table or push his/her elbows into the sides of his/her body for stabilization. Remember that stabilization should occur at the shoulders and make sure the elbows are a couple of inches away from the trunk.
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