These beautifully handcrafted set of blocks make a great first puzzle for your little one. The pincer and palmer grasps are important milestones in the development of fine motor skills. The puzzle, inspired by the Montessori knobbed and knobless cylinders, helps your baby develop the varying grasp patterns.
The palmer block is introduced at around 8 months. The child learns to grasp the cylinder with his palm (radial palmer grasp) and pull it out of the block and also, tries to place the cylinder back into the block.
The pincer grasp block is introduced at around 9 months when the child is working hard to grasp objects with the thumb and index finger. This activity hones their concentration and fine motor skills.
Note: Although for safety reasons the knob is carved out of the wooden block itself, it is advised to supervise your little one at all times; as it is small enough to present a choking hazard.