Recently I played a fun game with Veronika just before bed flashing colors through scarves. Tonight, we put the flashlight to a different use!
Simply walk around and shine the light on various objects in your child’s room (or elsewhere in the house). For each item, say in a soft voice, “I spot a…”
I spot the light switch.
I spot a treasure box.
And so on. Sometimes, Veronika wanted to hold the flashlight and help. I spot a clock.
Sometimes she wanted to reach out and touch, and sometimes just look. I spot an apple.
This can easily become a cherished routine; if you repeat items nightly, it will reinforce the names of familiar and treasured items, and can also help lull your baby. Veronika loves it!