Observe the child moving around the environment and exploring toys and materials.
Provide motivating objects for the child to explore.
Infants will sit, crawl, pull to stand, squat, and stand at a low table. They will drop and throw items, roll balls, push buttons, pull things out of cupboards, etc.
Explain to early childhood educators and parents that exploring the environment and experimenting with objects is how children learn. Picking up thrown and dropped items can get tiresome, but encourage early childhood educators and parents to tolerate several repetitions, as this is how infants learn about depth and distance.
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, 2015
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