Motor Finger Tweezers
These large plastic tweezers are an ideal tool for picking up small objects. They are most useful for working on categorising and organising skills while also working hand function.
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These large, plastic tweezers are an ideal tool for picking up small objects. The tweezers have raised ridges on the insides to assist with gripping. As they are supplied in bright basic colours, the child can use them to pick up small objects of the same colour as the tweezer when teaching colour recognition and colour sorting. They are most useful for working on categorising and organising skills, while also working hand function. This little tool requires a lateral pincer grasp, which can assist in improving hand function.
Children can work in groups of four as they pick up and collect small shapes. Used with Sensory Stuff's Playdough, the Motor Finger Tweezers can be lots of fun. Get the children to roll lots of small balls of Playdough using their "pinchy fingers" (the thumb, middle and index fingers). Then line up all the little balls and let the child use the tweezers to squish each one into a griddle scone shape.
The tweezers can also be used to perform intricate tasks requiring a huge amount of planning; scramble and tangle a number of pieces of string, such as the strings provided in the Bobbles and Beads game. The child now holds a set of tweezers in each hand and untangles the threads by gently pulling on them. Engage the child's imagination by suggesting that he needs to use his "robot hands" to untangle the cables in an alien explosive device.
Used with Threading Shapes and Laces, the child can be given the task of threading the lace in and out of the lacing shape using only the tweezers to hold the shape and the lace. A great praxic challenge. Older children can use a set of tweezers, one in each hand to tie shoelaces. Ultimate frustration, but a great praxis task. Have Fun!
Contents: Each pack contains four Green Motor Finger Tweeze.
Size: Each tweezer is approximately 18 cm long.