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Heir+Loom Kids The Pincer and Palmar Blocks


Ages: 8-12 Months
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The palmar grasp block is to be given to children as early as 8 months. This material aids the child in developing the palmar grasp (the whole hand grasp). As the child learns that the cylinder should be placed back into the base, he/she uses the palmar grasp to grab onto it and pull it out, then he/she attempts to place it back into the hole. The repetition of this builds concentration and fine motor skills.

The pincer grasp develops after the child is purposefully using the palmar grasp. The pincer block 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/flaxseed oil sealant so they are totally non-toxic. The pincer grasp block does contain a small knob. It should be inspected 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 choking hazard should it come loose.

The dimensions of the blocks are:
Palmar- 2 inches L x 2 inches W
Pincer- 2 inches L x 2 inches W

Both items are square.

Made of ash blocks with maple dowels.

Heir+Loom Kids The Pincer and Palmar Blocks

  • Baby-Friendly
  • Baby-Safe Materials
  • Child-Safe
  • Flaxseed Oil
  • Non-Toxic
Heir+Loom Kids

Heir+Loom Kids is an educational wooden toy company. They produce the toys in the US and they draw inspiration from Montessori education.

Heir+Loom Kids offers heirloom toys that help children practice one skill at a time. This will enable them to stay focused. Their toys are safe and made by a small team in GA, USA.

Heir+Loom Kids was started by Janishi, a mother of 3. She started the company because she couldn’t find Montessori toys made in America. She then decided to create the company.

MontiPlanet Product ID: 2756

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