The typical sequence of developing these skills is as follow with average ages:
Provide your child with a range of age appropriate toys (such as blocks, crayons, books, puzzles) which encourage your child to use their hands - to reach for toys, hold them, pass them from hand to hand and play and use them).
- Reaching for objects by 6 months
- Transferring toys from one hand to another by 8 months
- Using a pincer grip (first finger and thumb) to pick up small objects by 12 months.
If you have any concerns about your child's hand skills, speak with your health visitor or GP.