Physical/Motor Development- Picking up on your baby’s hand movement
The development of a baby’s hand movements is according to stages, and the mother should pay special attention so as to better grasp the sensitive period of the baby’s hand and carry out the corresponding stage training.
The baby’s small hand will be fist-shaped. When you reach out to him, he will grab your finger. During this period, many of the baby’s movements are caused by instinctual reflex behaviour.
During this period, the baby’s palm is basically half open, and his little hand slowly develops from a passive grasp to a conscious active grasp. Baby about 3 months old can play with his little hands and he will put his hand into his mouth from time to time.
As the baby’s vision develops, his hand-eye coordination has improved a lot. They can grab the object they want at this age.
He can pinch objects with the thumb and forefinger. He can pass the object from one hand to another.
Around 9 months
He can put the building blocks into the box with his hands and then take it out from the box.
10 to 12months
Babies are able to hold small things. Parents should pay more attention to prevent the baby from putting some choking hazards into his mouth.
12 months old
Some babies can hold a pen with all five fingers and use them to scribble or flip a book. Parents can offer their baby a book to read or a small drawing board to let him doodle on it or both.