Physical abilities involving small body movements, especially of the hands and fingers, such as drawing and picking up a coin.
By month 3 of age, infants can usually touch objects, but they cannot yet grab and hold on unless the object is placed in their hands. By 4 months, infants sometimes grab, but their timing is off. Finally by 6 months, most babies can reach for, grab at, and hold onto any object that is of the right size. Toward the end of the first year and throughout the second, finger skills improve, as babies master the pincer movement.