Have a variety of materials and toys that require pushing, pulling, rolling, banging, and so on.
No elicitation needed.
Watch what objects the child picks and what the child chooses to do with the item. The child should demonstrate what they know by using the object or toy appropriately. The child is also beginning to explore new toys and apply the actions that have worked on other familiar objects.
Children of this age have discovered how to make things work in many different ways. Encourage caregivers to let children explore, push buttons for them to operate things, turn handles, and pull levers and so on. With enough exposure to different mechanisms and functions, their child will begin to generalize their learning to new situations.
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, 2015
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