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by: Sarah Veda
If you’re wondering how to interact with your baby in the early days, just think back to your own childhood. Games your mom played with you are not outdated. In addition to making baby smile, silly baby rituals like “this little piggy went to market” teach your child some important early skills. Here are some favorites, and some things you may not know about them.
· Peek-a-boo – This is one of the most important, because it teaches your baby that even when you can’t see something, it’s still there. When your child gets older and starts to have anxiety separation, knowing that things that he can’t see will come back (meaning you) will come back.
· Patty-cake – Clapping your hands or your baby’s hands with this rhyme will help teach early motor coordination, though don’t expect baby to be able to clap on his own until he is over a year old.
· Where are baby’s eyes? This simple ritual of pointing out where baby’s body parts are located is great for teaching not only the body parts themselves, but teaching him to respond to your questions. If you give lots of praise when he finds his nose on his own, he will be encouraged to respond to your requests of any nature.
· The itsy bitsy spider – This favorite song from our childhood teaches the coordination of words with actions, so don’t forget to get your spider climbing fingers into the groove.
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About The Author
Sarah Veda is a 41 year old wife and mother of two boys and one girl. She spent many years as a manager in the corporate world, and gave it up to be a stay at home mom.
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