Fine Motor Development for 9 – 12 months

Fine Motor Development for 9 – 12 months 960 640 Lifesteps

Fine motor skills involve the development of small muscle movements of the hands. Activities that require your little one to use their hands will develop these muscles.

Here are some examples:

  • Let your infant drop favorite toys in the bathtub making a fun splash learning to let go of an object.
  • Offer an age appropriate activity center that has a variety of activities. Encourage your little one’s hand to push, twist, poke, spin and pull objects.
  • Demonstrate the motion of banging objects together! Encourage your baby to do the same. The entertaining noise of pots, pans, spoons and trays will encourage practice!

This type of play will greatly benefit your baby. You will be amazed how quickly your infant learns.

Lifesteps Child Check Program provides FREE Developmental & Autism Screenings for children birth to 5 years. A screening is a brief assessment using games and activities to determine a child’s current level of development. If you have concerns your child is not meeting developmental milestones, contact Child Check today to schedule a FREE Screening.