Observe the child during daily activities.
No elicitation needed.
The child will reach for objects that are closer, indicating she has an awareness and rudimentary understanding of spatial relations and distance.
Encourage parents to watch the child’s physical cues (facial expression, muscle tightening, body movements, etc.) to determine how the child feels about what is happening. Early childhood educators and parents can also help children discover their world by having them see things from different perspectives, up close, far away, under and on top of, not to mention upside down.
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, 2015
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