Hand manipulation is the ability to move small objects within or around in your hand or use tools with detail. Hand manipulation is important for fine motor development, writing and hand-eye co-ordination. You can help your child by offering plenty of everyday opportunities to handle various shaped objects. When completing an activity at a table, please ensure your child is sitting in a comfortable and supported position. See picture below.
Activity Ideas for home:
Below is a slime recipe for children which will provide children with lots of opportunities to develop their hand manipulation skills! Enjoy!
There are a range of free Apps for Apple and Android that can help your child with finger isolation (Please be aware, some apps contain in-app purchases so your child may need some supervision while playing):