The 'Handy Scooper' is a unique tool that allows children to develop motor coordination while particularly focusing on strengthening the thumb and fingers used in the 'pincer' grip.
A fantastic feature of this particular tool is that it mimics the movements of scissors. This allows children another opportunity to explore the same grasp and motions required to use scissors effectively. This might be particularly useful for parents who do not yet feel completely confident with their little one handling scissors unsupervised, but who recognise that they need an opportunity to master that skill. The Handy Scooper lets the child practice the movements without the presence of a blade, making it easier for an adult to feel comfortable about letting this experimentation happen unaided or unobserved. It also provides a 'remedial' experience for older children, particularly those with physical or developmental challenges, who may need to revisit the grasp and motions of scissor-use without the risk of injury.
The 'bulb' of the scooper is slightly larger than a ping pong ball.
The Handy Scooper is approximately 16cm 'tall' (from the base of the bulb to the top of the handles) and when the handles are fully opened there is approximately 12cm between them (meaning they could be used by older children
The Handy Scooper comes in 4 colour combinations.
Recommended for ages 3+