Babies Reach for Toys More When Adults are Around

by ParentCo. August 11, 2016

Eight-month-old infants are much more likely to reach towards distant toys when an adult is present than when they are by themselves, according to research published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. The findings suggest that 8-month-olds understand when they need another person's help to accomplish a task and act accordingly.
Source: Going the distance: Babies reach farther with adults around -- ScienceDaily


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