During this play you can help teach baby about his body by doing the following: Get baby’s attention by holding a length of colourful ribbon very close to his eyes and shaking it. Try moving the nose tickler up and down so baby can watch it go near and far. Prompt baby to move their head by moving the ribbon slowly out of sight. Touch the ribbon to different body.
Here is a great way to get a reluctant crawler and starter-walker moving. Tape a few cardboard boxes (large enough for your little one to try to crawl through easily) together with some strong masking tape to form a tunnel. Gather a selection of her favourite toys or stuffed animals together, and using cushions and pillows, create some obstacles in the tunnel making it more difficult to crawl through. Toys.
What is wet, tactile, enjoyable and costs you nothing at all? Water! Little ones love playing with water, especially out of the bath so give this a go. Half fill the sink with water, add some dishwashing liquid for bubbles and you have made yourself an attractive, sensory activity for little ones to play with. A running tap works just as well or even a small (safely filled) washing tub.
Need a distraction fast? Then get yourself and baby near some water as quick as you can! Half fill the sink with water, add some dishwashing liquid, whisk up some bubbles and you have made yourself an attractive, sensory activity for baby to observe. The noise of your hands splashing in the water is very soothing and the look of the bubbles is a winner with all babies. You can.
The humble tennis ball can become emergency fun! Buy a tube of tennis balls (available in sports stores, toy shops and even supermarkets) and get playing. The tubes usually have three tennis balls in them and come with a re-usable lid for quick tidying up. Use the balls for rolling in and out of the tubes, kicking, throwing and catching practice. They can also become numbers or an alphabet game.
It’s never too early to start good hygiene habits! Washing hands in lovely warm, soapy water is a pleasant and soothing distraction, and has the added benefits of keeping germs at bay! Keep a bottle of baby hand-wash by your kitchen and bathroom sink and prop your child up helping him wash his hands. You can even fill up a small bucket or basin with water and bubbles and let.
Babies learn best in the first six months through the visual world around them. This is why they seem to pay so much attention to objects that move, are colourful, or make funny sounds. They will spend longer than older children being stimulated by what they see, so make use of this interest by using the humble balloon. Blow up a nice colourful bunch of balloons (a single colour will.
Have you got a fussing toddler? Well get yourself outside as fast as you can! Take a stroll around the block, and spend time simply smelling the flowers. Or if there’s a park nearby go have a wander there, your little one will love having space to roam around. Have a chat about the colour of all the flowers that you come across; ask do the bees like to play.
This is a fun way to get that excess energy out of your little one, and it gets you both moving! Pretend to be a mummy or daddy animal and ask your toddler to follow you as you move around on all fours, roaring like a lion, prancing around like a horse and slithering on the ground like a snake! Take turns being the grown-up animal and make guessing what.
A deck of cards is a must in your changing bag or car for amusing a toddler at short notice. Games to play include snap (it doesn’t matter if they don’t get it yet!). Matching games are great fun using the colours, pictures or numbers. You can use as many cards as you want, younger children may prefer fewer cards at first. Spread out the cards face down on a.