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For the 3-6 Month Old Your Time and your playfulness! Lie baby on your lap Facing you. Rub and Tap baby’s hands together in the mid-line.  Encourage baby to reach to your face and to explore his own Pausing waiting and taking turns, is the dance of connection Tap and rub baby’s feet together. Making...
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For the 3-6 Month Old Your baby is responding and engaging more often with you As parents, you feel your baby’s love which reinforces his/her love for you Baby enjoys playful back and forth interactions with you
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12-24 Months Old Activities What do you need: Any empty container with a lid Cut a ‘slot’ or hole in the lid Gather any items that are able to fit in the slot How To play: Depending on your child’s development,  start with something as simple as a card or a block work up to...
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Day 12 Continued  Play – Follow the Leader Make two identical “activity pads” using paper like the picture below. You need to copy the sequence of the person that starts. The one that can copy it correctly, gets to choose the next sequence. If you use coloured A4 cardboard, you can use your feet too...
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Day 12 Continued  Song: Put your Apple in the Air (Tune: Twinkle, twinkle little star) (Remember to do the actions) Put your apple in the air, Hold it high and leave it there Put your apple on your nose, Now reach down and touch your toes. Put your apple on your back, Now please lay...
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Day 12 Continued  Activity 2 – Threading an apple You will need: A paper plate or card Punch String or wool
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Day 12 Story – The Very Hungry Caterpillar Activity – Apple/Red What you need: Plain paper Black marker Red paper and glue Using a black marker, draw two apples on a piece of paper. Let your little one tear up pieces of red paper or if you have tissue paper, make it into little balls....
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6—9 Months Old  Babies are learning to use their arms and hands to Manipulate objects They are gaining a stable sitting position which frees their arms for use Babies are learning to shake, bang, pull and poke objects Both hands work together to bang objects and pass them from hand to hand Finger movements develop...
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12-24 Month Old Activities  What do you need An upside down bin,  but you could easily swap the bin out for a table top A plastic tray or even a kitchen floor. Different types of tape and scissors. How To play: Cut lengths of each type of tape Fold a tiny bit under on each...
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6-9 Months Old Everyday Objects as Toys Make your own shakers and rattles out of sealable containers with rice inside Formula tins are great for banging shaking and turning Tie toys onto a ribbon or string for baby to pull Look for objects with holes inside for baby to poke fingers into Finger foods encourage...
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Self Feeding Acclivities: What do you need: Handful of Cheerios. For older children: Use a chopstick, pencil or anything long and thin, being careful to make sure that there are no sharp ends on the item How To play: Show your little one how to stack the cheerios before eating them. For older children show...
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Day 11 continued Watch – Outer space
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Day 11 Continued Play – Sun and Moon Game What you need: Cut out shapes for the sun, moon, and stars in different colours x2 and “hide” the one set around the room, while you hold the second set in your hands. When you hold up your shape/colour, let them find the same one that you have...
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Day 11 Continued Song – Hey Diddle Diddle  Hey, diddle, diddle The cat played a fiddle The cow jumped over the moon The little dog laughed to see such fun And the dish ran away with the spoon
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Day 11 Continued Activity 2 – Sun & Moon Food Use food in the house to create a sun and a moon, circles and crescents.
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Story —The Very Hungry Caterpillar Activity— Sun & Moon You will need: Paper plates Paint Paper, ‘Koki’s or crayon Scissors And either a split pin or a paper clip. Decorate half the plate black, the other blue, and stick stars and a moon on the black half, the sun and clouds on the blue. Cut the...
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Pom Pom Drop 12 Months & Up Activities: What do you need: Different sized coloured rolls – toilet paper or any other form of tube. Either paint or colour in the tubes different colours. Use coordinating pom poms, balls or scrunched up coloured paper that would fit down the tubes Masking tape or packing tape....
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Pom Pom Drop 9-12 Month Old Activities What you need: Different sized rolls / toilet paper or any other form of tube Masking tape or packing tape Small pom poms How to Play Tape a few paper towel tubes and toilet paper tubes to the wall using tape. Hand the kids a bowl of pom...
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Follow your Baby’s Interest for the 6-9 month Your baby is becoming curious and purposeful By following her interests you are reinforcing the importance of what she is doing This helps build self esteem and confidence Take time and watch your baby closely What is he curious about, what is he looking at, what is...
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Day 10 continued Play – congratulations! You’ve finished all activities related to the book “Are you my Mother?” Try and remember each animal or object that the bird thought was his mother. can you make a sound or move like each one? Tell mom and Dad everything that you remember about this book. Thank You...
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Day 10 Conitued Activity 2  – Messy Digger Box Make an interesting oven pan or tray full of edibles like cereal, noodles, flour, sugar or crackers or any other dry food to drive toy trucks and diggers through. If you don’t have trucks, make your own using blocks.
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Story – Are you my Mother? Activity – TLB (Digger/Snort) Foot Painting  You will need: Paper Washable paint Markers Paint brushes Follow the picture on the right to design art that can be framed.
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Age: 3 Months Old Once your baby is a little older, play, “This Little Piggy” or “Round and Round the Garden” with their feet or hands. Hold them in your lap and gently uncurl their toes or fingers as you sing. Repeat the song a couple of times until they start to giggle in excited...
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Age: 4 Months Old To play this game you’ll need something new and exciting that your child will want to touch (I often use a set of keys) and a baby blanket. If you show your 4-month old baby a shiny set of keys, they will probably want to reach out and grab them. But...
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Age: From 4 Months Old Attach a small soft toy to a brightly coloured ribbon. Dangle it in front of your baby and make it sway. When they reach out and try to touch or grab it give them lots of praise. This will help them practice hand-eye coordination. Choosing a squeaky toy may give...
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Day 9 Continued Play Airplane with pilot: Pull some chairs into two lines to look like an airplane cabin – or just enough chairs to look like a cockpit. let the kids do the rest.  
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Day 9 Continued Song – 10 Little Airplanes https://supersimple.com/song/ten-little-airplanes Wow! Let’s count some airplanes! 1 little, 2 little, 3 little airplanes, 4 little, 5 little airplanes, 7 little, 8 little, 9 little airplanes, 10 little airplanes. Great job, guys. Now let’s count backwards. 10 little, 9 little, 8 little airplanes, 7 little, 6 little, 5...
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Day 9 Continued Activity 2 – Colouring Planes Open the PDF of printable colouring pages. Let your child choose their favourite page.  If you don’t have a printer draw a plane that they can colour in.
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Story –  Are you my Mother? Activity – Plane Make your own paper plane, and have a competition to see who’s plane can go the highest or the furthest. You will need: A piece of paper that you can decorate wit crayons markers or sticker.
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What do you need: Different sized balls. Craft stickers Feathers Foil Bubble Wrap Foam Numbers Velcro / Felt Dots How To Play: Using a glue gun or craft glue.  Stick the different textures to different balls. Roll in front of baby for tummy time or let your little one touch and see the different colours...
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Pillow Climbing for Crawlers What do you need: different size and textured pillows. How to play: Let your little one traverse the obstacle course that you have set up for them. Remember to use words to explain what they are doing.  
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2 Months Old & Up What Do You need:  Bubbles How to Play: Blowing and playing with bubbles is fun to do with any baby! The activity helps the baby concentrate and communicate. It builds curiosity as the little explorer gets fascinated when the bubbles float and burst. The entire family can get involved in...
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Day 8 Continued Song: Row Your Boat Make a couch your boat. Throw pillows on the floor for rocks, and use a carpet for land. The rest of the floor is the water. Explain the safest way to get to dry land. Use your imagination and crawl, hop, or swim like a fish to get to...
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Day 8 Continued Song: Row Your Boat Row, row, row your boat Gently down the stream Merrily merrily, merrily, merrily Life is but a dream Row, row, row your boat Gently down the stream Merrily merrily, merrily, merrily Life is but a dream Row, row, row your boat Gently down the stream Merrily merrily, merrily, merrily...
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Day 8 Continued Activity 2: Paper Boat You Will need: Piece of coloured paper Stapler Scissors Stickers Crayons Popsicle Tape    
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Story – Are you my Mother? Activity: Floating Boat You will need: A piece of pool noodle (or a sponge) Straw Cardboard Cut out a triangle out of cardboard and push the straw through the middle and out the top. Moms and Dads can cut the piece of pool noodle and make a whole in...
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Babies typically prefer a female voice over a male voice, which may explain why people raise the pitch of their voice when talking to babies. This is known as “motherese”
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A baby cannot taste salt until it is 4 month old. The delay maybe related to the development of kidneys which start to process sodium at about that age.
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New babies prefer looking at a drawing of a face rather than a random pattern and they prefer smiling faces to grumpy ones!
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Memory Children don’t remember much before the age of 3 due to what physiologist call ‘infantile amnesia’. Neuroscientists believe that early experiences never make it into long-term memory banks because the brain’s recording machinery inst functional yet or because memory is tied to language acquisition.
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