Determine an area where you are going to play the game. The grownup “Monster” walks, jogs and runs around the area. The “Monster” should make sharp turns and change her speed which will challenge the child to speed up and change direction while dribbling.
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.
Sit on a chair with your baby sitting on your thighs. Put your hands underneath your babies arm pits. Bounce your legs up and down (gently at first). You can recite this rhyme or pretend to be horse and make up your own story. Bouncy, bouncy baby. Bouncy, bouncy baby. Up and down, up and […]
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.
Tie a balloon to each player’s right leg with a three-foot length of string. You need a lot of space for this game. The goal is to pop the other players’ balloons by stomping on them. A loud and wild good time!
This is an oldie but goodie. You have to be ready for a bit of a mess if your going to do this right. If indoors, set up chairs to crawl under, pillows to climb over. Somersault on soft floor. Jump over stuffed animals. Define a path that you have to follow – get involved […]