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Stumped on ideas for how to play with your baby? These fun and easy activities help stimulate your infant’s development — and bring on some adorable smiles and giggles. And remember, much of your baby’s learning in her first year will happen naturally as you talk, read, make faces, and interact with her every day....
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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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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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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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The inner ear is the only sense organ to develop fully before birth. It reaches its adult size by the middle of pregnancy.  
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1a Time for Bonding (0-3 month old) Your baby is learning the rhythms of sleep, feeding, digestion and elimination When wake, she needs to be held cuddled and talked to Getting to know her rhythms and responding to her needs develops trust and binding You are your baby’s most important and favourite toy Touch your...
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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: None What to do: Around 6 to 8 months of age, your child will learn to clap, so encourage them with this rhyme: Clap, clap, one, two, three Clap, clap, clap with me. Clap, clap, four and five. Clap, clap, clap, bees in hive. Clap, clap, six, seven, eight. Clap, clap, clap, you...
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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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