Observe the infant on her stomach.
Prone: The adult puts a small object slightly in front of the infant.
The infant in the early phase of the age range rises up on forearms and slides both arms forward to get the object. Later, the infant shifts her weight to one forearm and shoulder and reaches with one hand.
Encourage early childhood educators and parents to play with infants in many positions, so the infant discovers how different patterns affect vision and reaching. Early childhood educators and parents can place infants in side-lying, sitting, on the back, and on the stomach for different experiences. Use familiar objects, so the child comes to anticipate the size and weight of each object. After a time, introduce a new object to explore.
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, 2015
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