The 1 year old baby children can grasp things with both hands, and their eye and hands are gradually coordinate. Due to the poor movement ability of small muscles, the hands movement is not accurate enough, and the eye-hand coordination needs further strengthen. Through hand touch, children can feel the various features of thing and the eye-hand coordination enable baby to understand the whole thing. Hands are also the tool for baby to effect on the external things, and allow children to perceive their own power and ability.
1-year-old children would throw toys repeatedly on the ground, and they are delighted to hear the sound. The baby playing building blocks would set up blocks of various sizes, fall down and continue. They repeatedly to do such activities until someday they find that putting small block on a larger one it will not fall down. In the process of playing with toys, children learn to explore, to perceive and discover the characteristics of things and the relationship between them. This is the 1 to 2 year olds psychological characteristics to perceive movement. Therefore, it is significant to promote the hands movement of the 1 to 2 year olds.
What toys help to develop the hands movement? Small animals can pinch ring; various colorful wooden beads and plastic rope that can wear beads; stacking barrel and bowls; balls, used to pat, roll, push and cast; modeling clay or sticky mud, children can rub, press, squeeze and pinch freely; colorful and shapes of papers and crayons, children can paint, fold, rubbing and even tear, are all conducive to exercise the hand muscle function.
In addition to the above toys, parents can also use the direct imitation of children to develop their hands movement. Such as see the adults reading books, the children will also open books to see. Adults open the door, and children will imitate the gestures with key. Children can also imitate a large number of actions of adult, such as the actions to hold cups, bottles, and boxes. These all help to exercise children' hands skills, as long as there is no danger for them to imitate.
Everyday life can also be combined to develop children's hand movements. For example, to encourage children to learn to drink water with a cup, to eat with a spoon, learn to take off clothes, to wear a hat and shoes, or wash hands. Children are interested in these things and will meet their desire to do things by hand. Meanwhile, their hands will be more dexterous.