Now, this is what I call a win-win-win-win situation!
* The squeezing action of a spray pump is an excellent hand activity – at the moment, the whole hand is involved (often 2 hands one on top of each other) – thumb behind and 4 fingers squeezing, just getting used to how it works (…although I had trouble ensuring good hand position whilst simultaneously photographing! I’m sure you understand!); but as he gets older (and shows readiness – maybe a year or two away!) we will work towards thumb behind, with index & middle fingers squeezing, and ring & little fingers curled up out of the way. This is the ideal position for in-hand manipulation skill development: one side stabilises and the other manipulates. Empty spray pump bottles are cheap, readily available, and can be incorporated into many activities, including: gardening, bath time, car washing, Summer time cooling off, and as we’ve tried recently – glass/window/mirror cleaning!