- Say sound like “ma,” “da,” and “ba.” Try to get your baby to say them back to you.
- Look at your baby when he makes sounds. Talk back to him, and say what he says.
- Pretend to have a conversation.
- Respond when your baby laughs or makes faces. Make the same faces back to her.
- Teach your baby to do what you do, like clapping your hands and playing peek-a-boo.
- Talk to your baby as you give him a bath, feed him, and get him dressed.
- Talk about what you are doing and where you are going.
- Point out colors and shapes.
- Count what you see.
- Use gestures, like waving and pointing.
- Talk about animal sounds. This helps your baby connect the sound and the anima.
- Read to your child. You don’t have to read every word, but talk about the
pictures. Choose books that are sturdy and have large colorful pictures. Ask your child, “What’s this?” and try to get him to point to or name objects.
- Signing songs this will be applied in form of 3 languages.
- Use rattles of different sounds to let the baby explore different noise leave a pause between each sound.
- Bring a piece of soft cloth and put it on his or her face move it gradually.
- Use 2 different smell (eg: orange and banana) let the baby smell them leave a pause between each.
- Bring 2 bottles of water a cold one and another warm one let the baby hold it and see her/his response.
- Bring a carton board with different shapes and textures and stick them let the baby touch each and observe his/ her response.
Developing body parts (motion and stretching)
- With the every day songs playing start to make some stretches for the baby.
- Make cycle with his legs, move his hands up words and down words, cross his two arms together, roll the baby genteelly right and left and finally some tummy time with putting a nice toy Infront of the baby.
- Sit your baby on your lap and lightly support him at the hips or trunk. Try
bouncing both knees at once, helping the baby keep his balance. Then try lifting
one heel at a time so the baby bounces/leans from side to side with your
support/assistance as needed. Try swaying your knees from side to side.
- With very close hands on supervision, try sitting your baby on an exercise or
therapy ball. Stabilize the baby carefully at the hips or trunk and gently bounce,
rock side to side, and rock back and forth.
- Once your baby is getting stronger in a sitting position, try offering favorite toys
to her so she has to reach for them outside of her base of support. This is a
great balance challenge.
- Practicing sitting in a cardboard box or laundry basket with close supervision is a great way to help your baby feel secure while also providing extra support in case of falls. You can also use cushions for even more support.
- Songs and finger plays are a great way to entertain babies and encourage longer periods of sitting.
When your baby is just showing signs of learning to crawl, sit on the floor
with your legs outstretched. Place a toy on or between your feet and place
your baby on her tummy on your legs facing the toy. Gently move your
legs, rocking baby from side to side or bouncing both legs together. With
her arms and legs draped over your legs toward the floor, she’ll begin to
get a sense of play in an all fours position without having to take all of her
weight by herself, is always a big hit – place pillows inside to crawl over,
place toys inside to retrieve, drive cars/trucks through, roll a ball
through. Fabric tunnels are available commercially or you can create your
own tunnel by cutting cardboard boxes and placing them together or using
couch cushions to create a little bridge.
Another way to help your baby’s muscles grow is to have them play with their hands
elevated. Try putting their arms on top of a pillow or stuffed animal during tummy time.
You can also encourage them to put their hands onto elevated objects (e.g. furniture or toys) while they’re sitting down. Just be sure to supervise so your baby doesn’t fall over!
Let your baby play in front of a mirror is a great addition to tummy time. Take advantage of your little bundle of joy’s natural curiosity, and let them play in front of a mirror!
Holding the baby in crawling position genteelly with some support
Use a tray with water and put it in front of the baby at the tummy time and while sitting let the baby make splashes with his hands to feel water.
- Peekaboo cover your eyes and say peekaboo and do the same with your baby cover the baby’s eyes and then start to say the same word many times.
- Clapping in front of the baby and start to let him clap with you by your help to make her clap.
- Let the baby push some toys or ball to the wall.
- Fix an action weekly with repeating it every day many times to let the baby understand what dose this action mean.