That is also true when the child has to work very hard to reach what she can't even see, but only feel.
Not only will they try to reach down as far as they can, they will also reach up as high as they can.
Maximum reach from Thomas Bedard on Vimeo.
This child in the video reaches as high as she possibly can. It is so high she cannot even see where she is depositing the pellets. Someone in OT would marvel at this child's trunk extension.
Besides stretching and agility, the children will also work on their flexibility. Look at the range of motion this child is exhibiting with his arm, wrist and hand as he dumps pellets into the pail through two different holes in the box.
When testing their flexibility, that does not just pertain to body parts, but it includes the whole body, too.
Children will also create opportunitites for novel ways to accurately control their movements.
Children will often engage in physical challenges that test their coordination. It takes a certain amount of coordination to simply pour water into a cup, but it is more of a challenge when a child pours and catches water at different points on the apparatus.