Around 6 months or so, you will see your baby start to pick up tiny objects, they could start by raking it towards them with their hand, start to covering it and then squeezing whatever it is into their fist.
But over the next few months baby will learn the all important PINCER GRIP. Although it sounds like something a crab might do to your toe, it just means they have the fine tuned motor skills of the thumb and forefinger, they’ll make you feel super clean by spotting and picking up those tiny bits left on the carpet (thanks baby!).
Why we need this skill? The Pincer grip is the hold that’s needed for using a pencil in the far far, out there, distant future.