Childcare: Finger and Mature Grasp Pattern Essay

Submitted By STACE2014
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Theme 3 – play, development and learning for school
Reflex grasp- A bending of the fingers in response to someone putting their finger in front of the baby hand. The baby will automatically grasp that person finger and hold it. The grip is strong but unpredictable; though it may be able to support the child's weight, they may also release their grip suddenly and without warning.
Palmer grasp – Wherein the fingers squeeze against the palm, instead of against themselves as in the raking grasp. Children are usually able to use a palmar grasp by the age of 6 months. When an object is placed in the infant's hand and strokes their palm, the fingers will close and they will grasp it with a palmar grasp.
Inferior princer grasp - The stage within the pincer grasp, where the child is learning the complete ability of learning, writing, drawing etc. is called the inferior pincer grasp. In the second stage between the 6 to 9 months, the tooth developing starts and the child now opens the fingers and tries to grasp the objects. In this stage, the child starts developing the inferior pincer grasp, when he makes an attempt to hold small objects.
Superior princer grasp- This means the child will pick up and release a small object such as a piece of cereal by using the tip of first finger and thumb while holding wrist off of the surface. And with assistance, will be able to put objects into their respective containers, such as placing pegs into a pegboard or shapes into a shape sorter. And they will be able to turn the pages in a book, often turning many pages at once. And they will begin to assist with dressing by taking off hat, socks, shorts or pants.
Static tripod grasp- Around 3 year’s old children begin to have more control of a crayon. They appear to have better separation of the two parts of the