1. Improves wrist extension & allows for a mature grasp pattern Wrist extension allows for a child to develop a more mature grasp pattern on the writing utensil and improves fine motor control. A flexed wrist limits the child’s use of their fingers due to shortening of the finger tendons that help to stabilize the wrist. With extension of the wrist, more finger dexterity is available for the child, which is a key component for handwriting and other daily functional tasks. 2.
Written by Big Leaps Pediatric Therapy Practice We have recently met many new parents that experience fear and stress over newborns motor milestones. Being new parents is an amazing but tough job. First time parents worry that their baby is not meeting developmental milestones and continue to compare their baby to other babies. It is important to know that every child will march to the beat of their own drum and reach motor milestones at their own pace. If your baby reache
Try out these fun activities each day in August to keep your children engaged and moving during the summer. These activities work on gross motor, fine motor, or both gross and fine motor skills together! DISCLAIMER The content in this blog should not be used in place of medical advice/treatment and is solely for informational purposes. All activities/exercises posted in this blog should be performed with adult supervision, caution, and at your own risk. Big Leaps, LLC is no