Hand Control

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It’s a delight watching Veronika use her hands these days. She was an early grasper, at only about two months, but now she can control an object as she holds it. To enhance her experience, today I set out a variety of toys with a variety of textures (hard, soft, crinkly) so she could fully enjoy the use of those little hands!

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By variety I mean not just multiple toys, but also that some contained multiple textures in one toy; items like these are great for babies who are exploring with their hands.

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Veronika loves that she can hold the wooden ring on this giraffe, while feeling plastic or soft parts of it elsewhere.

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Meanwhile she tested out holding a crinkly banana…

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…and a hard musical rattle.

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Baby books with soft pages are great for little grasping hands too. Some have built in handles or teethers…

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…and others are sized just right for tiny fingers.

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And of course all those dangling toys on the playgym are perfect for encouraging a grasp. I make sure the toys hang low enough that Veronika can bat at them or grab on. She always seems delighted when her efforts are rewarded!

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