Fine manipulative skills

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  • Fine manipulative skills
    • Birth-4 weeks
      • Will turn head towards light and stares at objects
      • Stares at carers face
      • Hands usually tightly closed
    • 4-8 weeks
      • Shows interest and excitement by facial expressions
      • Opens hand to grab finger
    • 8-12 weeks
      • Moves head to follow person
      • Plays with fingers
      • Holds rattle for a short time
    • 4-5 months
      • Begins to use the palmar grasp
      • Transfers objects from hand to hand
      • Puts objects in mouth
    • 6-9 months
      • Begins to use pincer grasp
    • 9-12 months
      • Points with one finger
      • Clasps hands
      • Throws toys deliberately
      • Holds spoon and finger foods
    • 15 months
      • Holds crayon in the palmar graps
      • Turns several pages of a book at once
      • Shows preference  for one hand but uses either
    • 18 months
      • Threads large beads
      • Builds tower of three or more bricks
      • Scribbles
    • 2 years
      • Draws circles, lines and dots with preferred hand
      • Builds a tower of six or seven bricks
      • Turns a single page of a book
    • 3 years
      • Builds a tower of nine or ten bricks
      • Holds pencil correctly
      • Paints with large bruch

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