The six different grips
Transverse Finger Grip
Transverse Volaric Grip
Five Finger Grip
Lateral Precision Grip
6 different grips
6 different grips that the child can use to practice fine motor skills. Five finger- , precision-, thumb- and transverse grip are a much more useful grip than the “whole hand grip” that a lot of childrens spoons invite to.
The child trains his fingers instead of the arm and gives an intuitive transition from eating with his hands. The hole in the 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 for 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!)