Prep: None / Activity Time: 2-3 Minutes

By around the fifth month, infants are learning to voluntarily grasp and release objects. Give your baby lots of opportunities to practice. It is these early experiences that prepare your child to have the fine motor and eye-hand coordination she will need later for drawing and writing.  So, let your child play and explore!


Floating bath toys

Step 1: During your child’s bath time, drop floating toys into the water.  

Step 2: Show your child how to pick up and drop the toys into the water.

Step 3:  You can also help by bringing your child’s hands together to pick up and explore the toy.