High five! Your Child’s eye-hand coordination has developed so much that the little one is able to show you this celebratory gesture.
Time flies! Your Child’s motor skill has developed enough, and your little one can now give you a high five! This gesture requires significant eye-hand coordination and can help strengthen the bond between parents and children more than a word of praise. It’s a great way to take part in Your Child’s accomplishments!
How to support this development
Give Your Child a lot of space to crawl, move, and use their arms and hands. Once the little one is old enough, you can help sharpen Your Child’s eye-hand coordination by introducing them to fingerplay songs, such as The Itsy Bitsy Spider or Pat-a-Cake. You can also start an easy game where Your Child copies your simple gestures, like clapping or waving.
Note: All children develop differently and at their own pace. For children born preterm, the referred timeframe for achieving the various developmental milestones might be incorrect.
Sources: The information and graphs about when children reach specific milestones are taken from various sources, including the United States Center for Disease Control (CDC), the Denver Developmental Screening Test, and the State Institute of Early Childhood Research, Germany (IFP).
Ketsupa Jirakarn (Mental health specialist) (13 June 2021)