Health Tip: Building Baby's Fine Motor Skills
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As your baby gets older and develops, so should motor skills of the fingers and hands.

The American Academy of Family Physicians recommends:


Offer baby soft objects to play with and throw, such as brightly colored textured balls in different sizes.


Sit on the floor with baby and roll a ball back and forth. It may take the infant a while to get the hang of it, but keep trying.
Offer baby toys with parts that move, such as spinning wheels, levers and hinges.
Blocks make a great toy to explore and build with.

-- Diana Kohnle