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Occupational Therapy: Developing Hand Strength with Strength Putties and Therasaurs
By: Renata Bursten, Dragonfly Staff




It is important for children with fine motor delays to gain as much hand strength and dexterity as possible because it makes all other skills much easier to learn. A set of Tactile Putties or Therasaurs are perfect for children who need to improve their fine motor skills. As each level becomes easy, go to the next level up. Strong and limber hands help all fine motor skills.
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