Observe the child in the high chair, on the couch, and on the floor with various small objects.
Place several small objects, such as blocks, spoons, etc. on the high chair tray or on the couch. Also place a desired toy on the couch out of the child’s reach.
The infant makes a game out of dropping things and watching them fall, throwing toys, or crawling up on a chair or couch to get what she wants.
Children’s repetitive dropping and throwing of objects can be frustrating for parents. Help parents understand that these actions are done not to irritate the adult but to learn about space and distance. Of course, it is also a fun game to make Mom or Dad get it!
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, 2015
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