Sunday, June 27, 2010

pincer grasp

grasp, pincer

n. the grasping of an object between the thumb and forefinger. The ability to perform this task is a milestone of fine motor development in infants, usually occurring between 9 and 12 months of age.

"Um. I don't think you're doing it right."

"You also have a large piece of spinach next to your ear. Ew, boys."
"My bad. Here, let me try again..."


Shawna said...

Honestly, if you can grab a fistful of food and get the majority of it into your mouth, I think that's just as successful as using a pincer grasp. That boy's just got a talent for efficiency!

Hewittfolks said...

Oh, yes. He showed the pincer grasp for approximately 3 days before abandoning it for the double-handful grab. He acts like he doesn't have any food unless it's piled into a clump large enough to smash his fist into.

Vicki said...

Can't wait to share meal time with all of you this weekend (with or without pincer grasp!)