Hand & Finger Skills

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6—9 Months Old 

  • Babies are learning to use their arms and hands to Manipulate objects
  • They are gaining a stable sitting position which frees their arms for use
  • Babies are learning to shake, bang, pull and poke objects
  • Both hands work together to bang objects and pass them from hand to hand
  • Finger movements develop as they begin to use a pinching (pincer) grip with thumb and index finger

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