Observe the infant on his back.
Hold a small interesting object a short distance above the infant and wait for him to reach for it.
Release occurs when the child involuntarily opens his hand.
Parents may want to put a rattle in the infant’s hand and shake it for them. Encourage parents to provide “just a little” challenge for the infant, by holding objects a short distance away. By holding objects in different orientations at different times, the infant learns to track objects and adjust his reach.
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, 2015
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