Observe the child with a hammer and peg toy.
No elicitation needed.
The child now adjusts the grasp to fit the size and shape of an object and how much force is needed for a task. For example, uses a palmer grasp on a toy screw driver versus a pincer grasp on a poker chip.
Encourage early childhood educators and parents to involve children in the daily routines of lifting, carrying, moving, and using different household items. These tasks help children feel helpful, which they love, and also helps them learn to adjust their movements for different tasks.
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, 2015
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