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Birth to 2 years
- Fist is usually clenched and strong too due to the palmar grasp reflex.
- Put their hands in the mouth to try and self soothe.
- Begin to reach for objects but with poor motor control.
- Unable to grasp any objects for any amount of significant time.
- Pick up a small block
- Shake a rattle
- Trap an object between their thumb and side of the index finger (scissor grasp).
- Using two hands, they can hold a tennis ball.
- Begin to transfer objects between hands
- Hold a baby bottle or tennis ball
- Pick up tiny objects in order to finger feed themselves.
- Pick up a small cube
- Stack some blocks
- Play with large puzzles
- Scribble with a crayon.
- Use a spoon and sippy cup.
- Stack several blocks
- Open simple containers
- Use wind-up toys
- String large beads together
- Copy simple shapes
- Snip with a scissor.
- Begin to learn how to use devices such as an iPad.
- Simple dressing and undressing with simple fasteners such as large buttons.
- Use a pencil
- Color in the lines
- String beads
- Cut out large shapes with scissors.
- Tie shoes
- Work with zippers and snaps
- Use a fork and knife
- Copy numbers, letters, and short sentences.
- Learn cursive
- Do more craft projects involving hole punches, staplers, glue, needle and thread, and knots.
- Proficient with eating and managing hygiene such as nail clippers and styling hair.
- Computer use and texting.
- Improve at keyboarding speed
- Electronic devices
- Improved fine motor skills in areas of art, music, and school projects.