Tickle time!

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Tickle time!

How to guarantee giggles every day! There’s nothing quite like a giggling baby and what better way to get those giggles than with a tickle! Here I come – Walk your fingers slowly up their body from foot to tummy, as you say “One, two, three, four, five, here comes the tickle!” make sure your voice sounds excited as you count. Round and round the garden – Hold the palm.

Where’s the squeak?

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Where’s the squeak?

Babies are starting to learn that although things are out of sight they can still hear them sometimes, and this is a fun game to encourage this learning without fear. Find a toy that makes a squeaky noise or jingles. Let baby see and hear the toy by making its noise holding it in front of him. Then hide the toy behind your back asking where it is. Make sure.

Quiet time play – part 2

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Quiet time play – part 2

Following on from our blog post, Quiet Time Play – Part 1, here are some more ideas. Try our suggestions and tips below at the same time every day, as baby will learn that they signal “quiet time”. Bubbles – There is nothing like the wonder of tiny floating bubbles to encourage peace and tranquillity in a baby. Clear the room – Try to spend quiet time away from distractions..

Quiet time play – part 1

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Quiet time play – part 1

Babies get tired and worn out just as much as adults do, but unlike us, they can’t tell you what they need to do to relax! Try our suggestions and tips below at the same time every day, as baby will learn that they signal “quiet time”. Musical magic – Try getting in the habit of playing easy listening music at the end of a busy day. It doesn’t have.

Mirror me

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Mirror me

Babies are absolutely fascinated by the world around them, and nothing is more interesting to them than your face, and what it can do. Not only that, but believe it or not, your baby really likes to copy you and they like it even more when you copy them! Hold your baby close while sitting in a comfortable and quiet (distraction-free) place and while watching her mouth closely, imitate her.

Baby garden!

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Baby garden!

Spread a blanket out in the garden and spend some time with baby exploring the world around you. Pick some flowers and grass and tickle baby with them, or let her crawl and explore the ground by herself. Bring her attention to creepy crawlies and talk about being “gentle” with flowers and insects. If you’re feeling creative you can make some daisy chains for you and baby. You may be.

Drop it!

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Drop it!

Picking up toys and dropping them again is fascinating for babies. Not only does the game provide long stretches of entertainment for babies (have you ever seen a baby tire of the “put it in and take it out again” game?) but the skills involved in picking up and letting go of an object are very important. Selecting an object or toy of interest requires a lot of concentration from.

Moving shapes!

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Moving shapes!

This fun activity helps toddlers learn about shapes and colours. Draw a variety of large shapes on sheets of construction paper. (Be sure to choose only one colour per shape). Write the name of the colour and shape in the middle of each one. Cut out the shapes and scatter them across the floor either randomly or in a pattern. Have your child walk, run or jump through the course.

Floor fun!

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Floor fun!

Crawling (or at least trying to crawl) is a very exciting time for babies and you can encourage this fun and interest in the new world around him by letting him explore different textures. Gather a few different textured large items such as a clean welcome door mat, bath mat, towel and fleecy blanket and let him crawl across each surface. Crawl with your baby and describe each surface as.

Stuffed toy day

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Stuffed toy day

Babies are often bombarded with a range of toys to rival even the best toy stores on a daily basis, so sometimes it’s nice to simplify the choice. Every now and then provide a “soft” session where the only toys on offer are those cuddly friends usually hidden away on a shelf somewhere or in the toy box. Bringing them together in a collection makes them ever so interesting. Interact.