Watch while the infant is lying on his back or in the adult’s arms.
When the adult is holding the infant, the baby’s arms are brought closer to the front of the body, making it easier to see the hands.
The infant will stare at his hands. Looking at the hands is a first step toward recognizing that he can control his movement.
Attach a black or white ribbon to the baby’s wrist. This will attract his attention when the hand is in view.
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, 2015
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