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Toothpick Pincer Grasp Activity

Here is a super simple and super economical activity to encourage the pincer grasp.  Recycle and clean a Styrofoam tray.  Draw some simple shapes, letters, numbers or just let the child make a free form sculpture.  Put the toothpicks next to the tray in a container.  Poke the toothpicks into the tray around the shapes […]

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Pincer Grasp on iPad

Here is the tip of the day when using an iPad – use a mini sponge.  A regular cellulose sponge cut up into a small piece will encourage the child to use a pincer grasp when using the iPad.  In the pictures above, you can see the pincer grasp on the mini sponge.  Now you […]

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Shredded Paper Ball

Here is a simple activity made out of recycled materials.  Save a net bag from produce such as oranges, onions or avocados.  Place some shredded paper in the shape of a ball inside the net bag.  Twist the top of the bag and use painter’s tape or duct tape to seal the top it.  Now […]