Observe the child in sitting with an interesting toy within reach in front of him.
No elicitation needed.
The infant leans toward the toy, extends his arm and opens the hand, with fingers extended, before grasping the object.
Encourage early childhood educators and parents to place objects around the child in different placements, so the child reaches in different directions and uses alternate hands. This encourages the child to reach across and to the side, thus also practicing weight shifting.
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, 2015
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