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During everyday activities, sing to or play simple games with your baby.

What You Need:



None

What To Do:


During everyday activities like diapering, bathing, and feeding
1. Sing to or play simple games such as “peek-a-boo” or “pat-a-cake” with your baby.
2. Sing rhymes such as the one below to the tune of “Skip to My Lou.”
3. Gently move his hands to the words in the rhyme:
Clap, clap, clap your hands.
Clap, clap, clap your hands.
Clap, clap, clap your hands.
Clap your hands together

Variation:
Use words and songs from your child’s cultural heritage. Here is a movement game that Japanese families play with their babies.

Chochi chochi
(Gently clap your baby’s hands together.)
Awawa
(Gently tap your baby’s mouth with his fingers.)
Atama ten ten
(Gently tap your baby’s head with his hand.)
Kaikuri kaikuri
(Gently roll your baby’s hands around each other.)
Ba!
(Cover your baby’s eyes with his hands and open them when you say “ba”.)