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Lina can't operate the switches on <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/redirect.html?ie=UTF8&linkCode=ur2&camp=1789&creative=9325&tag=motheringhud-20&location=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.com%2FPop-Up-Toy-Rabbit-Affordable-Little%2Fdp%2FB0018AKF7O" target="_blank">this sort of toy</a> she does the right actions, but can't seem to apply enough force to make them actually work. She also can't flush the toilet. Again, she does the right action, but without enough force.<br><br>
She climbs well, can open jars, hold a pen, and so forth, so I'm not that worried, but I wouldn't mind a few "yeah, my toddler didn't get those things until age 2 or older" responses.<br><br>
(With the pop up toy, she'll do the turn the dial part of it over and over and over and not even try the other ones unless I point to them and ask if she'd like to have a go.)
 

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My 22m just started being able to flush the toilet. I wouldnt worry. : )
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love"> Thank you!
 

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You may want to start by "working" on shoulder strentgh and stability.<br>
- Painting/coloring at an easel - you could even fill a bucket with water and have her "paint" the house or a chalkboard.<br>
- lots of crawling games - pretending to be animals, playing cars/trucks<br>
- wheelbarrow walking (good for trunk strength too)<br>
- reaching over head to put toys into a container<br><br>
As far a hand strength goes:<br>
- squeezing and poking Playdoh<br>
- digging with her hands in sand
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">You may want to start by "working" on shoulder strentgh and stability.<br>
- Painting/coloring at an easel - you could even fill a bucket with water and have her "paint" the house or a chalkboard.<br>
- lots of crawling games - pretending to be animals, playing cars/trucks<br>
- wheelbarrow walking (good for trunk strength too)<br>
- reaching over head to put toys into a container<br><br>
As far a hand strength goes:<br>
- squeezing and poking Playdoh<br>
- digging with her hands in sand</div>
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Yes! These were all suggested by our OT to help my 2 1/2 yr old build up some more strength. He could barely squeeze a spray nozzle and now he can <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> We let him walk around the house spraying things too lol(with water) and that helped a lot.
 
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