laughing baby playing with motherTo help babies play, because play matters. Age appropriate activities that will stimulate and help develop your baby.

  • Rhyming games: Round and Round the Garden, Incy Wincy Spider, This Little Piggy,  Heads and Shoulders, Knees and Toes, Peek-a-boo
  • Singing Songs:  Nursery Rhymes
  • Tummy time is vital
  • Mirror - Make sure you have a Mirror in the car and in their room to play with.  Visit Luca Mirror
  • Funny noises
  • Rolling/Passing a ball
  • Pushing a car
  • Passing toys to each other
  • Covering toys and finding them again
  • Turn-taking games with toys
  • Activity centre
  • Blocks
  • Boxes – stacking, hiding etc.
  • Simple musical instruments - anything simple that makes noise
  • Copying what he sees adults doing ie. Cup on a saucer
  • Can give basic instructions or say what he is doing ‘putting the peg in the box’
  • Use short simple sentences
  • Make lots of noises to go with objects or actions
  • Name what he is looking at or playing with
  • Follow his focus of attention
  • Books - Ready books... this is a must
  • Tapping your feet on the floor and eventually, they try and mimic
  • Massage - Baby massage is always nice and they love them
  • Talk to your baby
  • Exercise time as per gymbaroo; rocking, jiggling, swishing, rolling, twirling

 

 

 

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