Ten games to play with your toddler
Spark her imagination with these simple pastimes
Posted: 16 March 2012
9. Listen to the sounds Take a large empty tin can with a plastic lid and use a wooden spoon or stick to tap on the lid. Develop the rhythmic 1-2, 1-2 pattern as you tap it. Encourage your baby to copy you, using the wooden spoon or stick. Count out the rhythmic pattern as you tap. Line up a shoe box, a stuffed paper bag, a magazine, a piece of wood and other similar items for your baby to tap.
10. The sock ball throw Take an old sock and fill it with newspaper or old stockings. Tie it securely to make a sock ball. Allow your baby to hold and feel it. Take the sock ball gently from her and throw it a short distance. Retrieve the ball and throw it again. Give the ball to your baby and encourage her to throw it.
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