Get Physical

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Veronika and I have played games to verbally enhance her self-awareness, and today we concentrated more on physical awareness of her body parts. There are so many ways to talk to and play with a baby about the body, so today that was the focus of our interactions.

First, I sang classic songs like “Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes.” During each diaper change, I took the time to sing the song through, touching each adorable part, from the head…

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…to the toes.

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While we played in the living room, her big brother got in on the action!

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Big sibs will be so proud that they can show baby where each part is.

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I also emphasized body parts at today’s storytime. Where is Baby’s Belly Button, by Karen Katz, is a great example, with fun flaps and big pictures. Veronika loved our several reads of it!

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Finally, don’t forget to sit with your child by a mirror, and point out parts.

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What fun ways do you help your infant learn about the body? Please share in the comments!





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