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Friday, September 26, 2014

4 Activities While Waiting With Baby

Sometimes the wait at the doctors office can seem endless, especially for little ones who have no sense of time. It can get difficult to find things to keep your toddler occupied in their stroller while you are in line at the bank or the supermarket. These are a few things that Nico and I like to do while we wait that might work for you! 
1. Little Hands, Little Feet - This is a game that Nico loves! When I say to him "little hands!" he places his hands in mine and I give them a squeeze and a wiggle. When I say to him, "little feet!" he brings up his feet and I gave them a squeeze and a tickle. This helps him learn sizes and it helps him to develop and identify his sense of touch.    

2. Where's Baby? - This game requires a small blanket. Flap the blanket up so that it falls on Baby's head and then pull it off quickly or slowly. Once the blanket is gone, give him a quick tickle! Even older kids will love the suspense of not knowing when exactly they will receive a visit from the tickle monster

3. Sing a Little Song! Do a Little Dance! - Kids love to sing, especially when the song involves movement. Remember the good old days; The Itsy Bitsy Spider, The Wheels on the Bus, Head and Shoulders, Apples and Bananas, and Bingo. Those are songs that Baby can move along to or that baby will love watching you dance to!
4. Make up a Story - If you are not the singing type, get a little creative and make up an exciting story about what is happening around you. Even the youngest of babies will quiet down and listen if he feels that mommy (or daddy) is talking directly to him. If your child is old enough, let them help by offering ideas and making up parts of the story too!

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