Play with a Balloon

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Sometimes all you need for quality play time with a baby is… one balloon!

We had an old helium balloon that’s been on the ceiling since Veronika’s birthday over a month ago. Today I fetched it down and we played in two distinct ways.

For the first, I tied the string tightly to a toy so that the balloon was at her eye level.

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Now she could give it a bop with her hands, and watch it bob back and forth. She really wanted to get that balloon!

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Next, we played with the balloon in the opposite way, setting it free instead of tying it down. I untied the string, but popped a small hole in the foil. Now when we tossed it in the air, it floated down just gently and slowly enough to her face.

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She loved watching it descend and catching it, at which point she would smash it between her hands. We did this over and over.

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I loved the wonder in her face as we set the balloon aloft.

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There is tons of fun to be had, in sum, with just one item.

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