19 August 2003

Play with your baby this month

Babies learn through play. Here are a few tips.

  • Give him finger foods to improve fine finger movements and encourage chewing (even if he doesn’t have teeth).
  • Give him a spoon to practise feeding himself.
  • This is a good time to introduce building blocks. Teach your baby how to stack one block on top of another.
  • Encourage him to roll over by placing an interesting object next to him and helping him to roll over to reach it.
  • Give him a wooden spoon and upturned pot to make his own music.
  • Repeat his name often.

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