In this video clip you see Lily aged 9 months (CA 8 months) playing with a toy made of a red bell attached to a short ribbon.
She alternates grasping the ribbon and vigorously shaking of the bell with passing the toy from one hand to the other, grasping either the bell or the ribbon.
Several characteristics of hand function can be seen
Lily's visual and hand actions actions highlight several of the ways 6-10 months infants use their hands to explore object:
► Vigorous shaking of a toy that makes a noise.
► Repeated passing of a toy from one hand to the other.
► Wide opening of the hand as she reaches for the bell - this is seen from early in the reach.
► She pays careful attention to the actions of her hands as she reaches for, and passes the toy from one hand to the other.
► The reaching hand is aligned to face the bell, in readiness for grasping.
► She uses a palmar grasp to hold the bell and the ribbon.
Video clip: Lily playing with a bell with a ribbon attached.