Help your child grow and develop through playing. There are many things you and your child can do together.
Give your baby on the move:
You may want to designate the bottom kitchen cupboard or drawer for pots, pans, wooden spoons and plastic containers. Let your baby go to the drawer whenever she wants and explore.
Play games, such as "pat-a-cake," "peek-a-boo" and "so big." Hold your baby up to a mirror and play these games so she can see what you are doing.
Play music and "dance" with your baby. Sing to her. Clap with your baby. Name objects as you play with them. Read to your baby and show her lots of picture books.
Allina Health's Patient Education Department, Guide for the Care of Children: Ages Birth to 5 Years Old, fifth edition. To avoid awkward sentences, instead of referring to your child as "he/she" or "him/her," this guide will alternate between "he" or she" and "him" or "her."
Allina Health's Patient Education Department experts, including the Pediatric Department of Allina Health Coon Rapids Clinic