Have your child stand 5 feet away from you and play catch with a tennis ball and no glove. The goal of this drill is to build your child’s confidence. Too many people try to play catch from too far of a distance right away. Starting too far away from each other is counterproductive because […]
Tie a string on a wiffle ball and hang it from a tree. Sounds simple, but it is really fun and improves eye-hand coordination.
Spread a blanket out on the ground (hardwood floors work the best). Have your baby sit upright on the blanket. You grab hold of a corner and pull her around, slowly at first. Speed up as her balance improves. This is a fun game for older siblings to help with.
Take a shoebox and cut holes into the top of it. Find some small toys (not choking hazards) that will fit through the holes. Encourage your child to push the toys through the holes. Putting things into and taking things out of a container are popular activities for babies.
Sit your child in his highchair. Place the 3 cups on the tray in front of your child. As your child watches, place a cracker underneath one of the cups. Move the cups around so your child has to watch the cups (and where the cracker goes). Let your baby find the cracker and applause […]
Attach the string to the ball and hang the ball from a wall, a mobile, or a doorway. Hanging it over the car seat is another fun option. You want the ball to hang within reach of your child’s arms and legs. Your child will love punching, hitting, and kicking the ball and seeing it […]
Lay on your back on the floor. Lay your baby on your stomach and rock back and forth & side to side. Pop in a CD or sing songs as you rock.
Lay your child on her back on a soft and flat surface. Hold her hands and pull them towards her right. She will gradually roll to that side. Then pull her hands to her left. She will gradually roll to that side. Move her feet towards her head, move her knees to her chest. Take […]
Put your baby on her back. Hold her ankles and bend her legs at the knees. Move her legs back and forth like she is running or riding a bike. Then try moving the legs together. Singing a song, even if it is just a repetitive chant, is fun for your baby. If you’re happy […]