When children play with play dough they often squeeze and stretch it, as well as poke, twist, pound and roll. This is crucial in the development of their sense of touch and fine motor skills.
Bubbles can provide hours of fun and fascination for your baby. If they are too young to blow the bubbles themselves, they will enjoy watching the bubbles float and burst.
Babies are amused and interested in pretty much everything they see. Why not make them a colourful aquarium with which they can play safely? It utilises their observation skills, thus developing their sense of touch, listening and fine motor skills.
This activity introduces your baby to tummy-time. In addition to being a lot of fun, this activity helps strengthen their neck and upper body and increases their understanding of balance.
Balls are lots of fun and also help in the development of hand-eye coordination, gross motor skills and spatial awareness.
Playing with blocks provides the opportunity for your baby to develop their creative and manipulation skills as well as helping them to understand the concepts of size and weight.
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Children love playing with balls of all shapes and sizes. And with good reason: balls are great for group play, organised sports or just playing by yourself. They are also suitable for a variety of age groups (from babies to children and even adults).
Mothercraft nurse, Chris Minogue, answers one of Kinderling Radio listener’s question on how to keep their child safe on the ground.