At least one rattle and preferably a few when your

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At least one rattle, and preferably a few When your baby is lying on her back, hold a small rattle in front of her face and shake it gently. Move it to one side of her face and shake it again, and then do the same on the other side of her face. She won't yet be able to track it with her eyes, but she will notice the change in location, and it'll certainly get her attention (try not to make it too loud – that might scare her). Though at this age she's too young to grasp an object, if you place one in her hand – particularly a light one made of fabric or plastic – she may involuntarily curl her fingers around it and move her hand. In this way she discovers that she can move something herself. You may see an expression of delight that's priceless!
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P: Watching the rattle go from one side to another L: cooing as the rattle moves A: With the rattle going from side to side it is promoting curiosity C: Tracking the moving puppet E: Cooing as the rattle goes from side to side S: Caregiver moving the rattle (5)Activities for infants Appropriate for: 3 to 9 months Skills developed: Verbal What you'll need: Two play telephones, or real phones that are turned off or disconnected Give your baby one telephone, holding the receiver up to her ear. Then use your phone to hold a one-sided conversation, using a slow, exaggerated speaking style. Leave long pauses between your questions and comments, and soon you may notice her beginning to make gurgling and cooing responses. This is a great way for you to help your baby practice the rhythms of conversation – sooner than you might think, she'll join in with her own two cents. P: grasping the play phone L: cooing or gurgling as you speak on the phone A: Approaching her talking C: Interactively “speaking” with caregiver E: Happiness from the interaction with caregiver S: talking to infant (6)Activities for infants: Appropriate for: 4 months to 1 year Skills developed: Hand-eye coordination What you'll need: Bubbles for blowing (store-bought, or you can search online for recipes to make at home) Get your baby settled in a bath seat set on a plastic mat, bathroom rug, or towel, then break out the bubbles. Start by blowing a few gently in his direction, letting him reach out to them as they float by (and taking care not to get the soapy bubble formula in his eyes). Though he won't be able to catch the bubbles yet, he'll enjoy grabbing for them. Then start aiming bubbles at his legs, arms, hands, tummy, and so on, naming each body part as you go. ("There's a bubble on your tummy!" "There's a bubble on your hand!") If his skin is a little damp, the bubble may land without popping. P: Reaching out to pop bubbles L: Talking to baby to get them to look for bubbles A: Helping the infant to develop a longer attention span C: Watching the bubbles E: popping bubbles S: Blowing bubbles to the infant (7)Activities for infants
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Appropriate for: 9 to 13 months Skills developed: Gross motor What you'll need : Lots of pillows from the bed, sofa, and elsewhere Pile up a stack of pillows for a safe, fun climbing activity. Use the largest, most stable pillows,
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