Having a baby in life is a great blessing for parents. Especially mummies feel really very happy to have their bundle of joy after spending very tough and painful pregnancy time.
Right after the moment baby comes into the world his learning process gets start as, parents remain very curious about baby’s activity, they try to play with him/her as much as they can but sometime they don’t get exactly what types of play babies normally like and can engage with.
Newly parents normally search out the term “how to play with a baby?” as they don’t have experience and don’t understand how to go with a newborn child care and how to keep them busy and happy with play.
Being a mother of two I can very relate to the mummies who really look around to find out fun learning activities for their newbie as, I did also find such activities which I could use to make my babies happy and active. Therefore, in today’s article I am sharing some of the simple yet very interesting and engaging activities for your lovely babies. I hope you would love playing with your babies and you both would have a great joyful time together. These activities will increase your bonding with your little one and will help in rising up him/her a happy and healthy child.
Tickling a Baby:
Newborn baby normally has his/her own routine and sleeps much as compare to the toddlers but righter after spending 2-3 weeks he/she gets start noticing things around. It doesn’t mean he/she understands everything being happening in surroundings but he/she starts feeling mother love and actions.
Baby starts learning by actions and noise, in the beginning they get surprise by loud sound, laugh and noise but with time they start responding actions. When a mum tickles baby around tummy, neck and thighs and laugh with voice, baby after watching the action and gestures return the same action and smile too.
Gradually as much as you tickle your baby he/she quickly and happily respond your actions. You can spend a long joyful time with your little one. Tickling a baby is not just an action of making him/her laugh, it helps in developing sense of autonomy and make your baby a happy or healthy child.
Peekaboo (Giggle Your Little One):
Peekaboo is another activity that you can enjoy with your little one because until he/she starts properly sitting and grabbing things you can’t involve him/her in any other activity. Babies love responding peekaboo actions, I used to play with my daughter when she was a month old she always had enjoyed this play. Actually, babies enjoy such things which suddenly popped up and then disappear and they love this repetition again and again. If you play peekaboo with your little one with the help of a little blanket or cloth or just by hiding your face with your hands and then suddenly remove the blanket or hands to show your face to the little one you will see that how much happy they get and do laugh. This activity helps them in improving their cognitive skills as they do more emphasize on finding the things coming out of the hands, increase interaction with parents and enhance hand-eye coordination as baby sometimes try to remove the hand by himself to find out the face behind the hands.
Rattles Amuse Babies:
It sounds noisy but you know what this activity really amuse your little one, after a month baby’s start moving their hands and because they respond to voices and noises, rattling attracts their attention and they try to grab the toy. Rattling toys keep babies busy in playing for long hours either by themselves or if you are making sound of it. They enjoy listening rattle’s sounds, as soon as they enjoy the sounds they put all their energy and force to hold the toy by reaching their hands towards the toy which helps in increasing their fine motor skills and because they put more attention towards the sounds for responding where it is coming from so, it helps in boosting their cognitive skills as well. When babies get successful in holding the rattle and makes sound of it, they start noticing the things have in hand, they watch it, they explore it as they are trying to understand what it is in my hand. This action actually increases their eye-hand coordination because this is the time when baby starts developing this skill and continue to develop throughout their life.
Beautiful ParentsI hope you would like these simple fun learning activities that you can enjoy with your little ones. I had very great time with my both kids and captured a lot of moments when I engaged them in these activities as their expression, their smiles, their laugh were so mesmerizing. When you will engage them in these activities you will also get a chance to captured a lot of beautiful moments of your little ones and I am sure about it. Now its a time to go and play along with your little one and have a great time together :).