19 August 2003

What you can do to help your baby

Here is a list of fun things to do with your baby this month.

  • Play “peek-a-boo” games – this will teach your baby object-permanence (if mommy hides her face, she is still there).
  • Make eye contact as much as possible.
  • Exaggerate all facial expressions.
  • Sing to her, play rhythmic games and clap her hands – this will encourage her to make sounds.
  • Make bathtime fun – give her cups and other plastic objects to play with and let her splash around.
  • Praise her when she accomplishes a task such as reaching for an object.
  • Give her toys that make a noise.
  • Hold conversations with her and name objects.

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