Our bodies are complex and extraordinary systems that develop from inside out (the ‘grand’ word is Proximodistal) and from top to bottom (Cephalocaudal). This means that the muscles in your shoulders will develop before the muscles in your arm and then wrist and hands. Therefore, it is important to strengthen the shoulder muscles of a child before they will be able to accurately use the finer muscles in their hands.

Edulove | Therefore, it is important to strengthen the shoulder muscles of a child before they will be able to accurately use the finer muscles in their hands.

Fine Motor Skills involve the use of precise and coordinated movements of the fingers to perform hand use tasks. These skills are finger and hand skills such as writing, cutting, opening lunch boxes, and tying shoelaces. The development of these skills relies upon the age appropriate development of physical skills (such as core trunk control and shoulder strength) providing the stable base from which the arm and hand can then move with control.

Edulove | Sensory Activity Cubes | Pretoria
Edulove | Sensory Activity Cubes | Pretoria
Edulove | Sensory Activity Cubes | Pretoria

The pincer grasp is the coordination of the index finger and thumb to hold an item. The pincer grasp represents the coordination of brain and muscles that is necessary to help them gain increasing independence. A baby will typically develop this skill between the ages of 8 and 10 months, although this can vary.

Edulove’s Sensory Activity Cubes assist a child from a young age with the various activity panels that are on the cubes; for example, tie the shoe, the clips, trying to move the bead over and under, the jacket or tent with the zip etc. Therefore, it is great to note that our sensory products are educational and handmade with love and great attention to detal.

Edulove | Sensory Activity Cubes | Pretoria
Edulove | Sensory Activity Cubes | Pretoria
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