A parachute is a great quiet game that can help your baby settle down before bedtime.
Putting on a miniature puppet show for your baby assists in the development of their social and language skills, and you may have fun making the puppets and seeing your baby laugh.
Puzzles can be very entertaining for older babies. They also help in the development of hand-eye coordination, finger muscle control, shape recognition and problem solving skills.
Your baby will be fascinated with the “Rainmaker” activity. It will also help develop their cognitive and fine motor skills.
“Ring a Ring a Rosie” is usually a group activity, but it is fun to play with just you and your baby. As well as being fun, this game assists in sensory and language development.
Using instruments allows your baby to experience concepts such as shape, weight, texture and sound. Shakers help to develop fine and gross motor skills while having some noisy fun.
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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.