It seems that I just recently became a double mom. And our first memorable date – the baby is already half a year old! It grows and develops very quickly. At the age of one and a half months, she turned over on her tummy for the first time, and now she is trying to sit down herself and crawling around the apartment.
The main task of adults is to help the child explore the world and develop physical abilities. For this there are games. Even the crumbs of several months old are extremely necessary.
Today I want to tell you, reader Alimero, what games I started playing with my daughter when she was barely 3 months old. Now, when the little girl will be 6 the other day, they are also relevant.
Kids with such interest are drawn to the new! They are interested in everything: wires, plastic bottles, pets (my daughter often tries to grab the cat by the ear). Children from 3 months, need training in the grasp. If in 1-2 months only one rattle and mobile were enough for the baby, then adults should take care of their diversity.
When buying a toy you need to pay attention to its shape. The toy should lie comfortably in the tiny child’s handle. It is better to choose rattles on a stick. Especially my daughter loves to play big beads. The main thing is to make sure that the rope does not break and the child does not swallow the bead.
Sometimes I play with my daughter, like with a kitten 🙂 I tie a ribbon to a plastic ringlet, drop a toy over my daughter, let her touch the ringlet, and then move it away. The little girl squeals with delight and tries to grab the little ring faster in order to have time to taste it.
All babies love swinging: on the mother’s arms, in the crib or on the ball. For this purpose, we acquired a children’s fitball. I put my baby on his tummy down, she grabs her hands on the horns. I slowly swing the ball in one direction or the other.
Such exercises develop the vestibular apparatus, while calming the child. Imagine, once my crumb fell asleep right on the fitball!
At the age of 4 months, the daughter began to shout in her own language. What she wants to say is not clear to us, but her babbling sounds very touching. I noticed that after each phrase my daughter pauses, as if waiting for an answer.
I try to repeat sounds with the same intonation, and the baby blurs in a toothless smile.
Often I invent educational games on the go. Baby takes them with great interest.
And what kind of educational games for kids do you know?