Observe the child in the high chair with the tray on and off.
While the infant is seated in a high chair, give the child a spoon or other object and watch what she does with it.
The child will bang the object for a while then drop it over the side and look to see where it went.
Tell early childhood educators and parents that playing games like peek-a-boo, hiding crackers in a fist or under a cup for the child to find are fun games that encourage children to be persistent toward a goal. Remind parents that although drop-and-pick-up can become tiresome for adults, it is a game that teaches children about distance and how the object changes appearance up close and far away.
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, 2015
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