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Baby Games

Babies learn through play. In these activities, we’ll smile, laugh, and have some fun while working on key developmental skills.
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Babies know how to have a good time—it comes naturally to them. Using a variety of techniques (peek-a-boo games, nursery rhymes, dance parties, and more), we’ll practice important cognitive, fine-motor, language, and socio-emotional skills. Repetition is an important part of learning so we’ll play these games over and over, adding extensions and new materials from one session to the next. These playful activities are sure to entertain babies for hours!

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Materials

-Small toy, blanket, or book
-Classic baby tunes
-Bubbles, ball

Disclaimer

As parents, it's important to make sure that activities are age appropriate and that allergies or medical conditions are communicated as you see fit.

Sometimes, a materials or other additional fee is charged. We do this to bring you the best possible activities. It's the Kid Expert's job to confirm any such fee in advance.

Sample Activities and Instructions

Peek-a-boo – Your Kid Expert will introduce games like peek-a-boo that teach cause and effect. He or she can hide behind a book or blanket and peek out from different sides, surprising baby every time. For babies who can sit up, a toy can be placed beneath a blanket, and babies pull the blanket and discover the toy themselves! A classic game that will delight babies.
Nursery Rhymes – We’ll sing songs like “Patty-Cake,” “Twinkle, Twinkle,” and “Itsy-Bitsy Spider.” As babies get older, we’ll practice the hand motions that go along with these nursery rhymes. Nursery rhymes accompanied with hand motions are a fun way for babies to practice language and fine motor skills.
Dance Party – Babies love music. We might put on some soft tunes and sway our arms and legs to the music. Or put on a faster song and clap and tap to the beat. Your Kid Expert will demonstrate jazz hands, clapping, and snapping fingers and we’ll use musical instruments (a shaker or rattle) as we move and play with music.
Play Time – We’ll read books together, blow bubbles, and roll a ball back and forth to promote social interaction. Your Kid Expert might tickle babies’ feet or make silly noises to get baby smiling and laughing. Mobile babies will enjoy floor time as we talk and explore toys together.
Puppet Play – Baby will want to reach out and touch our furry friends. We can use one puppet or an array of puppets while we sing “Old McDonald.”