Our games are getting a bit more sophisticated with Veronika! When she was smaller, I tested her ability to locate a voice to either side of her head. Today we made the game… musical!
Small rattles with a variety of bells or other percussion sounds are perfect for this game. I feel like everyone has this classic quartet!
First, I let Veronika see and hear the rattles, so she knew what was making the sounds.
She wanted to reach out and hold one, great for practicing her grip!
Next I sat her on my lap, and shook the rattle just out of sight. As she turned her head, I would bring it closer, so she was rewarded with a full view. Photo credit to my four year old!
I gave each of the four rattles a turn, and she particularly responded to this one:
Big brother Travis loved being the one to hold the rattles, too. She loved turning to find where he was holding the musical bells.
All in all, this was great musical fun for a simple afternoon at home.