Place something small and safe, like a crayon, in the palm of one hand. Close both hands, asking, “Where’s the Crayon?” When your child points to one of your hands, open it, saying, “Yes, here’s the crayon!” or if the crayon’s not there, open the other hand.
See what your child is learning
Your child is learning that an object is still there, even when it can’t be seen. Before they can talk much, children can also show you they understand what you’re saying by pointing. What else do they show you they understand?