Development of fine motor skills
Fine motor skills of the child develops; this means that it uses some small muscles of the fingers and hands to make precise movements in order to reach, grasp and manipulate small objects.
At this age:
- He stares at colorful objects located at a distance of 20 cm to 35 cm.
- It follows a person eye when lying on his back.
- He usually keeps his fists or partially closed.
- Remember that children do not develop at the same speed in all areas. The information on this website is intended to be general. If your child’s development concern, it is best to consult your doctor.
- He grabs the handle of a spoon or rattle when trying to open his hand (he keeps usually clenched fists), but released quickly.
Gradually, he began:
Hold an object for a while, mechanically.
Better coordinate the eyes to follow moving objects.
Become fascinated with his own hands.
How to help improve?
Your baby has a personality that will grow only at their own pace. But you can help foster this development by practicing parenting Comfort, Play & Teach . This approach is designed to easily integrate into your daily routine.
Adapted to the current age of your baby, the table below gives examples of small gestures beneficial to the development of fine motor skills.
When you take her hands and that you bring to gently caress your face,
your baby learns to become familiar with your face in the observing and the feeling.
When you move slowly from left to right, holding your head in front of his face,
Your baby learns by watching your face and following the movements of your head, in watching other objects.
When hanging a colorful toy above his bed,
your baby is trying to look at the objects around when lying on the back.
When you lay him on his back, alternating its position at one end of the bed and then to the other,
your baby looks at objects from different angles (which also helps to avoid the phenomenon of the ” flat head “).
When you give it a rattle,your baby learns to briefly grab an object.