Observe the child lying on her back and stomach.
No elicitation needed.
The infant’s hands, arms, and legs are predominantly flexed.
Time on the tummy encourages children to lift their heads, building neck strength. Pushing up on arms to look around also helps children build arm and shoulder strength and stability.
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, 2015
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