Here comes Mr/Miss Independent! Lay out a selection of your little one’s clothes and challenge him to have a go at dressing himself. Yes it’s a tricky task, but they get a lot of satisfaction from giving it a go, so encourage all efforts! To up his odds of succeeding, omit any difficult clothing items and stick with simple things like socks, mittens, hats and large sweaters. My little one.
Here is a fun way to make the most out of baby’s fast disappearing grasp reflex and encourage her back and leg muscle development too. Place baby on her back on a soft and non-slip surface, such as the carpeted floor or a rug. While you sit at her feet, encourage baby to grasp your fingers. As she does, use your own hands to hold on nice and tight and.
Don’t have a set of blocks handy at Grandma’s house? The lovely yet ancient china tea set is starting to look a bit too tempting to your curious child? Don’t worry! Have a good look around you for lightweight hardcover books (not the special ones), tissue boxes, plastic square tubs with lids, shoe boxes, cardboard boxes, cereal boxes are good, provided you take the contents out first and anything else.
Busy mums and dads can often forget the simple fact that talking to babies is easily the most important thing you can do. Especially when baby is on the verge of a meltdown, a simple chit-chat and cuddle is often all they need. When outside, talk to baby about what you see and hear – anything from the noisy bus to the magpies squabbling in the trees. Babies just love.
Find a toy with a bell, or make a bracelet with bells (make sure you use bells that are big enough so baby won’t choke on them). Find a nice comfortable spot for both you and baby on the floor and surround him with a variety of hiding places for the bells, such as soft toys, upside down nesting cups, cushions and blankets. Hold up the bells for your baby.
Playing mouth games together with your little one in front of a mirror helps teach them about all the interesting things your lips can do. It also shows them that our mouths produce different sounds, which is highly entertaining! Blow raspberries, make kissing sounds, whistle, click your tongue and whirr your lips. Or why not go all out and be the rap star you’ve always wanted to be – you’ll.
Here is a simple version of hide and seek that is perfect for younger children. Choose a room with lots of potential hiding spots (such as the dining room or sitting room) and start hiding! When you find a place to hide, like under the kitchen table, say in a loud voice, “Where am I hiding? Where has mummy gone? Can you see me?” Wait a moment or two in.
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.
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.
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.