Musical “Hide-and-Seek”

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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!

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First, I let Veronika see and hear the rattles, so she knew what was making the sounds.

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She wanted to reach out and hold one, great for practicing her grip!

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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!

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I gave each of the four rattles a turn, and she particularly responded to this one:

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Big brother Travis loved being the one to hold the rattles, too. She loved turning to find where he was holding the musical bells.

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All in all, this was great musical fun for a simple afternoon at home.

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