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You'll both get a good laugh as your baby figures out how to get them unstuck. Once all the toys are rescued, help the child press her or his hands onto the contact paper. He or she is likely to be fascinated with the sensation of the sticky surface pulling at his or her palms as you help him or her lift each finger and put it down again. Of course, if the child doesn't like the sticky feeling, don't force the issue. P: placing hand on the sticky paper L: talking to the child to guide them A: figuring out how to remove the toy from the sticky paper C: having palm stuck to paper E: cooing while sticking and unsticking toys S: helping the infant remove toys from paper (3) Activities for infants: Appropriate for: 2 to 5 months Skills developed: Auditory, sense of cause and effect What you'll need: Common household items that make noise when crumpled up, such as waxed paper or cellophane, and a toy that squeaks or makes another noise Gather a bunch of things you can make noise with, such as a piece of crinkly wrapping paper, a
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squeeze toy, or a waxed-paper bag. Sit or lie next to your baby and demonstrate each sound, varying the order so it's always surprising. Then put the noisemakers in his hand and help him make the sounds himself. Repeat this activity over the coming months. It's fun to see when he starts to look at his hand or seems to realize he's making the sounds. P: The child making noises with the noisemakers L: Talking to the child as he or she makes noises A: Making the noises where the child can’t see them. C: Matching the sound to the noise maker E: Laughing and cooing at the noises promoting excitement within the infant S: Doing the activity with the infant (3) Activities for infants: Appropriate for: Newborn to 4 months Skills developed : Visual stimulation, interactivity What you'll need : A set of simple finger puppets – you can make your own out of construction paper and felt-tip pens. Lay your baby on her back or put her in a reclining bouncy seat. Using a set of finger puppets, either store-bought or homemade, put a finger puppet on the index finger of each hand. Bring your fingers slowly into your baby's line of sight and wait until she focuses on the faces. Then, speaking slowly, introduce each puppet to her. Something simple like "Hello, I'm Clover the cow" will do. As each puppet speaks, bend your finger forward so the puppet bows to your baby. Wait a moment, as if your baby were answering, then continue conducting a one-sided conversation between her and each puppet. At this age, don't expect your baby to be able to follow the puppets' movement with her eyes and head; instead, just let her enjoy the interaction with you. P: focusing on the puppets L: Talking to the puppets A: Having a conversation with baby to promote attention span C: Watching the puppets as they move E: Excitement from the puppet talking to them S: Talking to the child with the puppets (4) Activities for infants: Appropriate for: Newborn to 3 months Skills developed: Auditory What you'll need :
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  • Winter '12
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  • fine motor, 3 months, 9 months, 5 months

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