Put one of your child’s socks on his/her left hand, saying, “Where’s your hand?” How does he/she respond? Wave his/her hand? Look at it? Next, put it on the right hand. Does he/she respond in the same way or do anything differently?
As your child discovers the answer to “Where’s your hand?” he/she is practicing paying attention. Your child is also practicing controlling his/her hands and fingers. Focusing is an important skill in learning.