Montessori palmar grasp & pincer grasp cylinders
The Palmer grasp block it to be given to children as early as 8 months. This material aids the child in developing the palmer grasp (the whole hand grasp). As the child learns that the cylinder should be placed back into the base, he/she uses the palmer grasp to grab onto it and pull it out, then attempts to place back into the hole. This item builds concentration and fine motor skills.
The Pincer grasp develops after the palmer grasp. This material should be offered at around 9 months, when you begin to notice the child working hard to grasp objects with the thumb and forefinger. Children love to practice this grasp, and this material is perfect for helping them perfect it.
These blocks are made of solid wood and sealed with a beeswax/oil sealant so they are totally non-toxic. The pincer grasp block does contain a small knob. It should be inspected before each time the child uses it to ensure that the knob has not come loose. It should be used under adult supervision, as the knob could become a chocking hazard should it come loose.
The dimensions of the blocks are:
Palmer- 6,35 cm L x 4,45 cm W
Pincer- 5,75 cm L x 4,45 cm W
Both items are square.
*NOTE: WOOD COLORS AND TONES MAY VARY*
We use various woods for our products based on availability, but locally harvested White Oak or Red Oak is most commonly used.
Handmade in the USA.