Reach-to-grasp and shoulder movements for drawing

Information and a set of video clips that illustrate the development of reach-to-grasp  movement needed for object manipulation and tool use, and shoulder control for drawing. 

Today's video clip  Shoulder Movements for Drawing Long Lines 
In this video I demonstrate the shoulder-elbow movements used to draw long lines in different directions. The importance of keeping a steady and straight wrist, with the end of the markers pointing past the shoulder is emphasized. 

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NEW FOR SUBSCRIBERS  Reach, grasp, lift and pour 
Observe the way a young child combines shoulder and trunk movements to lift and pour from a heavy bottle of water. 

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Development of reach-to-grasp 

Crossing the midline tests: choice of hand depends on task and context 

Toddler threading beads: how different sitting positions influence trunk and shoulder movements 

Videos and analysis 

12-24 months 

24-36 months 

3-4 years 

5-6 years 

Shoulder movements for drawing and handwriting 

Difficulties children hae with shoulder movements for drawing and handwriting

Pam demonstrating shoulder movements for drawing