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Moves things between hands

Your Child ’s eye–hand coordination has developed enough for the little one to pass things from one hand to another.

Moves things between hands

Your Child ’s eye–hand coordination has developed enough for the little one to pass things from one hand to another.

Passing things from one hand to another might seem to be a mundane, everyday task for adults, but it’s certainly a challenge for your little children — after all, they need to coordinate both of their arms, both of the hands, and up to 10 fingers simultaneously. Babies’ muscle, fine motor skills, and cognitive abilities continue to develop very fast at this age, and soon after Your Child learned to pass objects between hands, the little will be ready for other activities, such as eating with a spoon, playing with a ball, or drawing with crayons.

How to support this development
Give Your Child a variety of safe toys with different textures and shapes so the little one can get used to holding many kinds of objects. You can give toys that have sounds — baby rattles, for example — so Your Child can also learn about the principle of cause and effect while developing their listening skill at the same time.

Note: All children develop differently and at their own pace. For children born preterm, the referred timeframe for achieving the various developmental milestones might be incorrect.

Sources: The information and graphs about when children reach specific milestones are taken from various sources, including the United States Center for Disease Control (CDC), the Denver Developmental Screening Test, and the State Institute of Early Childhood Research, Germany (IFP).

Verified:

Ketsupa Jirakarn (Mental health specialist) (13 June 2021)

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