That Makes Three - FamilyEducation

That Makes Three

This activity will help your baby develop hand control and decision-making skills.


  • 5 to 10 minutes


  • 3 medium-sized items such as a washrag, yarn ball, small cup, or set of keys


  1. Hand control is still developing, but with this activity you throw in decision making as well. Sit on the floor with your baby and put an object in each hand.
  2. Offer a third object, and let your baby figure out how to put down a toy in order to pick up another.


  • Ask your baby to give you a toy.
  • Put all 3 in front of your baby and don't offer any directions.