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Age: From 6 Months Old Most Babies are fascinated by bubble. Sit your baby in a bouncy chair or car seat and blow bubble around them. See how they follow the bubbles with their eyes as they float down.
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Materials needed: Small toys or books, blanket What to do: Place a toy or book under a blanket, leaving part of the object showing. Then ask your baby, “Where is it?” and encourage him to look for it. “Babies will usually grab it and dig under the blanket, “If yours doesn’t, you could remove and...
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Materials needed: Cheerios, opaque plastic cups What to do: Create your own version of the old-fashioned shell game by hiding a Cheerio under a cup and seeing if your baby can find it. This simple activity reinforces object permanence, a major concept. Variations: Using two different-colored cups, put the Cheerio under one cup and move...
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Materials needed: Wooden puzzles What to do: Around your babies first birthday, they will be ready for large wooden puzzles, Suggested with colorful shapes or pictures. You may have to guide their hands, Clap and cheer when they are successful. Skills learned: Problem solving, fine motor skills, visual skills
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Materials needed: Plastic measuring cups What to do: Take turns stacking the cups and knocking them down. You can also have a “race,”where you both stack cups at the same time. Skills learned: Understanding cause and effect, fine motor skills
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Age: From Birth Water has such a joyful relaxing effect on children – feel free to take advantage any time of the day. Your baby can go right in the tub (with you if you’d like) as you use your hands, sponges and funnels to splash water on different parts of their body.  When your...
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Little ones between the ages of one and three are always absorbing new things. Their main mode for learning: Playtime. They begin by playing side-by-side (called parallel play), then progress into more interactive stuff, where they engage with and absorb information from their playmates. The right game can boost your kid’s cognitive, physical, and emotional...
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Your toddler is a natural explorer and to them, your house is one huge discovery zone. This is a good thing because investigating their surroundings and trying new things is how children learn. What becomes tricky is keeping your curious toddler safe while they learn and explore. If left to their own devices, they’ll gleefully...
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Baby Milestones
A stage-by-stage guide to your baby’s language development. Talking is one of the biggest milestones there is, and the latest research suggests there’s a lot you can do to help your child become a master chatter. Months before my daughter Ella spat out her first official word (“bath!”), she was a Chatty Cathy in terms...
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