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If in doubt a backward swipe is probably easiest for a child with poor arm control, although later try to encourage proper rolling. ) be able to catch most of his attempted rolls as at first he will have little control over their direction. This activity is a good way for the child to learn a turn-taking type of interaction. A child who does not respond in this situation may be one who is slow in picking up social signals—being aware of what other people want— and this is a useful way to begin teaching him these sorts of skills.

If this engages the child’s interest take his hand and show him how to jump the man in and out for himself. If this is successful you can progress to the more difficult fitting involved with the Escor toys using similar sorts of games. Skills taught: EYE-HAND CO-ORDINATION FINE MOTOR CONTROL 48 TODDLERS (1–3 YEARS): OBJECT RELATED PLAY Graded Fitting and Stacking The next step is where a child not only has to fit something into an appropriate hole or slot but also has to choose the correct size piece for it.

Another mother suspends a sort of low level washing line across part of her living room with articles dangling from it; this is particularly useful for the more mobile child whose mobility needs encouraging. You may need to make a small frame to suspend the toys from for a cot, pram or chair. Make sure in this case that the objects are near enough to be easily seen and grasped. In the illustration Brian is playing with a suspended plastic bottle which is filled with colourful beads. There are quite a few ‘purpose-built’ dangling toys available now so only those that we have found particularly successful in the Toy Library are mentioned here.

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