- Tummy Time is a great way for babies to explore their environment from different angles. It strengthens head/neck muscles, balance, gross and fine motor control, hand/eye coordination, needed for rolling over, crawling, reaching, and playing. Allow baby to reach, stretch, and crawl and play in different positions to strengthen core muscles.
- Make animal sounds when playing with or reading to baby; point out an image of an animal then associate the sound that animal makes with the picture. “I see a dog in this book, just like our dog, Moxie!”
- Take your baby outside to explore. Take baby on a walk in a stroller or jogger and talk about what you see, feel, smell. Let them play in the grass, explore and enjoy nature.