have him/her pick up a large item to picking up a smaller item. go from a big plastic cup (that fits the hand obviously) to a small item like a pencil (obviously watching so he/she doesn't get hurt). they also have toys where the baby puts the box in the proper place, and when he/she does, it sings. it will take a long time though for her to learn this at a young age.
playing with others his/her age will really help too :)