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).
Making hand and footprints is just as much fun for you as it is for your baby or toddler. Stamping your baby's paint-covered hands and feet provides an experience that also assists in their social development and sensory awareness.
It is important to strengthen your baby’s leg and abdominal muscles, as well as their co-ordination. Your baby’s kicking skills are an important part of their crawling and walking development.
Creating sounds is a wonderful and fun experience for your baby. Playing with instruments assists in the development of listening skills, as well as fine motor skills.
Massages are a wonderful experience regardless of your age. Massaging your baby provides tactile stimulation and increases your baby’s body awareness.
Even though your baby may not recognise themselves, looking into a mirror is still a fun play experience. Gazing at their reflection will assist in the development of their self awareness, cognitive and social skills.
A parachute is a great quiet game that can help your baby settle down before bedtime.
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Mothercraft nurse, Chris Minogue, answers one of Kinderling Radio listener’s question on how to keep their child safe on the ground.