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Uses Thumb and Forefinger to Explore Objects and Turn Knobs and Dials, etc. (12-20 Months)

Toward the end of the first year, babies become more skilled at using their thumbs and forefingers to investigate objects. Using a pincer grasp to pick up small objects and turn and twist items enables children to handle dials, knobs, and small moving objects like balls or bugs.


Halverson, H. M. (1931). An experimental study of prehension in infants by means of systematic cinema records. Genetic Psychology Monographs, 10, 107