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At bath time when your babys seated in the bath but

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At bath time, when your baby's seated in the bath but not looking right at you, use a wet washcloth to "wrap" a small bath toy, such as a rubber duckie or plastic dinosaur. Present him with the "package," saying, "I'm giving you a present." He'll unfold the washcloth, squeal with delight, and immediately want to do it again. If you have two washcloths handy, you can start wrapping the next present while he's busy unwrapping the first one. As he gets older and his dexterity increases, he'll delight in wrapping such presents for you to open, a wonderful way to encourage his natural sense of generosity. P: Unwrapping the toy
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L: Squealing A: curiosity C:watching the caregiver wrap the toy E: Happiness from the gift the infant received S: Doing this at bath time with the care giver (15)Activities for infants: Appropriate for: Newborn to 4 months Skills developed: Readiness for speech, auditory What you'll need : Nothing but your imagination and voice Make your baby's natural attempts at call-and-response into a game. Start by helping her figure out all the fun sounds she can make with her mouth. Wait for her to make one of her characteristic baby noises, such as "ahh," then repeat it back to her. Once you've done that a few times, show her some of the things you can do: Make an exaggerated smacking kiss, pop your finger out of the side of your mouth, or make a b-b-b noise by blowing air out of your mouth while wiggling your finger on your lips. At this age, it's unlikely that your baby will make a similar type of sound back to you – but she'll certainly be surprised and entertained by watching you! P: making the sound with her mouth L: making the sound the care giver makes A: attention span C: watching the care giver’s mouth move as she makes sounds E: happiness from social interaction S: making sounds with the infant
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