The six different grips
Transverse Finger Grip
Transverse Volaric Grip
Five Finger Grip
Lateral Precision Grip
Six different grips
The I Can multi-grip spoon permits several different grips that the child can use to practice fine motor skills. These grips are five finger-, precision-, thumb- and transverse grip, which are all much more useful grips than the “whole hand grip” that a lot of children spoons invite to.
By using the I Can multi-grip spoon, children are able to train their fingers instead of the arm, which permits an intuitive transition from eating with the hands. The hole in the I Can multi-grip spoon provides contact between the thumb and index finger for increased stability, and if the child wants it, it may put their thumb or index finger into the hole to get a secure grip.
- 6 months: The child is eating with his hands.
- 9 months: The child begins to pick peas, crumbs, etc. between the index finger and the thumb.Child holds spoon during feeding. Encourage child’s own eating. Use thumb or finger grips.
- 12 months: Children have develop their fine motor skills and can start to eat byt themselves with the twizer or precision grip.
- 18 months: The child is eating using fine motorskills with varying grips. Done wiping floor, child can now eat!*
(*Children’s development varies, a lot! Just encourage, encourage, encourage! Remember it is about nutrition and dexterity training, the mess is inevitable, and good!)