a. Mendele's Tatty taught him to grasp things with his hands. This is done by placing something graspable inside his hand and curling his fingers around it. When Mendele was able enough to pull the object out of his Tatty's loose grip we moved on to the next hand and did the same thing again.
Then Mendele's Tatty put a ring (2" r.) into one hand and then brought the other hand to the ring and Mendele grasped it. He laid there tugging with both hands until finally the right hand pulled the ring from the left hand's grip.
b. After incessant cooing by Mendele's Mommy, Mendele responded with an Ooooh!!!!! That's great news!!
Enjoy the pics.