The grasping beads are to be offered to the infant around 3 months. The child will be attracted to the smooth, spherical wood and the leather cord. The natural materials make a wonderful teether and the beads will challenge the infant to further develop her grasping ability. It will also aid the infant's eye development by tracking this material as she swings it around and later aid the child to cross the midline of the body.
The grasping beads are made of wooden beads and natural leather with a beeswax coating to help keep it supple and strong. By giving this material a quick check each time it is provided for the infant to use it will remain safe for the infant to fully explore.
All of our materials are recommended by the AMI (Association Montessori Internationale) Assistants to Infancy and come with product description cards, describing purpose and usage.