Blowing is such a gentle and fun sensation for babies, both to feel it from you and to learn! Today, Veronika and I had some fun with this idea in a few ways.
First, I simply took a deep breath in and then blew gently on her cheeks and forehead (you’ll probably want to avoid the eyes). Veronika giggled and thought this was a delight.
You can see she tried to imitate me with her tongue out, so making more of a raspberry sound. But I love that she instantly tried to copy me!
Try blowing on palms or fingers, too.
Then I pulled out our pinwheel for more demonstration. She loved watching it go around in the “wind”.
I hoped she would try blowing on it, too, but her hands proved too tempting to make it spin.
Then of course we needed the perfect story for learning to blow: we huffed and puffed to the Three Little Pigs!
I set up a Three Little Pigs toyset that’s been around since big brother Travis was a baby, and hung up tissue paper over the houses.
As I narrated the story, I huffed and puffed on the tissue each time we came to that part of the tale. She loved watching the tissue paper sway back and forth!
Do you have a fairy tale that you like to narrate in a hands-on way? Please share in the comments!