Ever heard of thumb opposition ???
what is this all about ? *-*
Think of all the activities you do day to day that involve the use of your thumbs. Without the thumb, Would you be able to write with a pencil? Or Brush your teeth? Or Open or close the lid on a jar?
Okay now u might think, Ahh whats the big deal here ? I can do that !! Okay so lets assume you are trying already 😀
How long did it take for you to open a jar if you tried to do it with only your fingers? 😛
Even something as simple as taking out a coin from purse, holding a spoon to eat or spread cheese over bread feels like … emmmm.. let me put it this way, **CLASH OF THE TITANS** maybe?? 😛 LOL
Okay back to some serious business 🙂
How does it trouble the innocent souls?? 😦
Kids begin to develop thumb rotation to form a spherical grip between their 1st and 2nd year of life. The thumb begins to develop a better ability to rotate and oppose the other fingers. But for a variety of reasons, many children lack the thumb stability for sustaining the thumb in a partially bent position when using writing and drawing tools. They have difficulty holding implements between the tip of the thumb opposing fingertips.
They substitute by using stronger hand muscles that pull the thumb straight up beside the index finger or wrapped over other fingers when writing and drawing. This causes hand fatigue and difficulty grading the amount of pressure for pushing a pencil or crayon.
And a result of which, control is less precise and work may be messy. 😦
If a child gets easily fatigue, writing is going to be a terrific episode that it is capable enough to create negative memories of it, because of this a child may come to a decision not to show interest in writing.
WHAT CAN BE DONE TO OVERCOME THIS ???
small activities goes a long way….
Alone we are smart, together we are brilliant 🙂
……. peace, love and good vibe from geeka 😀