Woman: Hi, Mason. Hi. It's fun to see you again this week. It is. Look at you. What are you doing? Are you bal--You're pretty strong, balancing on that arm, aren't you? Yeah. So, last week, you were talking about that he's just starting to do things like pick them up and release it to drop it in.
So, this week, we pulled together some things that you had at your house where we can practice some of those skills and see what he's doing. So, these are really cute. You made these.
Woman 2: Thank you.
Woman: That's a great -- You got a pretty creative mom, huh? Yeah! So, let's see what he'll do. Let's see. Just try some things and see what he'll do.
Woman 2: Here. Look. Look. Let's see these. Look. You want to pick it up and drop it? Can you pick it up and drop it? Let's pick this one up. Can you pick that up? Look, there's a lot of them. Can you pick those up? Can you put it in here? Good job. Do you want to put it in there.
Woman: You know, even if he doesn't put it in, he's doing a great job...
Woman 2: Yeah.
Woman: ...of grabbing, holding.
Woman 2: Grasping. Good job. Good job. [Chuckles]
Woman: So, he's really imitating you. Even though he's not putting them together, he's still making them do the same thing.
Woman 2: Good job.
Woman: Up? Did you say up? Did you say up? So, what are some other things that you have around the house that you could practice that -- where he's using more of those small muscles? Picking up things and releasing them, like dropping them.
Woman 2: Well, the baby bottle caps -- He can pick those up, and he likes to release those. Don't you? And we take baby wipe containers, and he puts those in there.
Woman: So, those are great things just that you have around. And just like that coffee can.
Woman 2: What is that? Oh, you want to turn the page? [Laughter] Do you like opening and closing it?
Woman: I think what we -- We know what you like about books right now, don't you? Turn those pages. [Laughs] He really is practicing those motor skills.
Woman 2: Yeah.
Woman: That's like your favorite new thing.
Woman 2: Can I show you that? Did you see that?
Woman: And you do such a great job of following his lead, too, just...seeing what he wants to do and how he wants to explore it and then...following.
Woman 2: He likes to take charge a lot, so... [Laughs]
Woman: Say, "I have to know that I'm important." Right? Yeah. "Know that I'm important."