Roly-Poly Game

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We have a roller! Veronika officially started rolling a few days ago (and I credit a lot of that to our scarf circle game!) and now she doesn’t want to stop.

If you’re still coaxing your baby to roll (or have a new roller who can’t get enough of it) here’s a fun game to play. Any toy will work, but I like to play this game with round balls for maximum roly-poly fun.

Start with your baby on his or her back, and give them a toy.

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Then move the toy just out of reach off to the side. If needed, you can get down in that direction too, and coo and urge your baby to reach for it and (hopefully) flip over.

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My little miss roly-poly needs no encouragement, now! Going, going…

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She looks so pleased to reach the toys.

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We added on to the rolling fun by gently batting the ball back and forth.

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As I rolled the ball near her, I sang:

Roll that little ball round the room

Roll that little ball round the room

Roll that little ball round the room, 

Roll that little ball, roll.

In sum, great roly-poly play.

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