Montessori Grasping Beads, Handmade Rattle

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Montessori Grasping Beads

This simple and beautiful item provides endless fascination and encourages development of the grasping and coordination.

The Grasping Beads are given to the 4-5 month old babies for the purpose of grasping and transferring from hand to hand. This rattle is part of the Montessori at young age. Around 4-5 months, babies can hold an object in their hands.

The Montessori inspired Grasping Beads are to be used as a rattle for infants to help develop grasp. It is made out of 3 wooden beads (approx. D 4cm each) and secured with plaited satin nylon cord, knotted at the ends and knotted in between each bead/ball to make it safe for babies, for a total of about approx. 14cm.
The large beads are untreated plain wood.

This Gripping Rattle will appeal to the curious little hands as they can examine it, handle it, bend it, shake it, banging it, making noise, chew it, watch it, catch it, let it go..

This rattle stimulates and helps with the development of the hand-eye coordination, coordination between the two hands and also coordination of thumb/fingers.

At four months or five months babies can pick up objects and they learn to let go of them.
At six months babies start to hone their hand-eye coordination. They rake an object toward themselves, and start passing objects from one hand to the other. They also like to shake things that make a noise, so this rattle will be a great toy for them.

This is great as a Gift / Baby Shower and it can come as a set accompanied by a wooden egg and cup set.

The wooden egg and egg cup are a great set for 3D Object Fitting Exercise. 8-9 month old babies love to explore everything around them. At this age they become interested in fitting objects such as putting a wooden egg in a cup and taking it out again.

Safety Information: Babies must be supervised at all times when playing with this item.
This product does contain small parts and the parent/caregiver assumes full responsibility for ensuring that the product is used in a safe manner.
Adults must regularly check the product for damage and replace it when necessary. Also make sure the objects are cleaned regularly.

How to clean: Wooden beads should be hand washed with a mild dish detergent and then hand-dried. Do not use a dishwasher.

Tips: To extend their durability we would recommend oiling them. Mineral oil is highly preferable because it doesn’t turn rancid and it’s not a common allergen, but also coconut oil can be used.
Directions: Clean wooden object and dry. Follow by rubbing some oil onto a clean cloth and apply to wood into a circular motion. Then let it dry. You only need to rub in a small amount of oil.