Observe the infant on her back.
Observe the infant lying on her back. After a minute or two, hold an interesting object above the child.
The infant’s hands meet at midline with fingers of each hand touching each other.
Explain to early childhood educators and parents how time on back and stomach helps the infant’s development. Play on the back encourages children to bring hands to midline. “Tummy time” is important for building head control and upper body strength.
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, 2015
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