Infants just want to have fun and play infant games. There are plenty of bonuses, too. Playing infant games helps to stimulate brain development, build gross and fine motor skills and increase problem-solving skills.
A main benefit is nurturing a strong, secure and loving bond between you and your child. Infant games do not need to be complicated or expensive. You don’t have to spend a fortune on flashy toy or joining a trendy baby friendly class. Okay, maybe once in a while a mommy and me class is fine but there is no reason why you can’t borrow a DVD from the library and play in your living room.
I’m guessing you’re a mom just like me and probably want the best for your boo. All mama’s want their kids to be smart, happy, secure and confident. We are all tempted to put our infants in front of a TV show or brainy baby video and go about our day but playing with your infant has so many benefits. Refrain from allowing a television show, video or toy to entertain your infant.
Honestly, your infant will thrive and learn best when playing with you. Here are some ideas of fun, simple and easy infant games:
Playing infant games in the water uses all their muscles and is an excellent exercise for adults, too.
Get a book of nursery rhymes and sing with your infant. Do itsy-bitsy-spider with your hands.
Clap to the beat
Clapping to the beat of music or your own beat will help with their rhythm, concentration and coordination.
Get down on the floor and crawl around pretending to be animals… cats say “meow” and dogs say “ruff, ruff.”
Opposites at the park
Help your infant learn their opposites by visiting the park. Go up the ladder say “up” and go down the slide say “down.” You can do out/in and high/low, too.
Have fun playing infant games!