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January 1, 2012

Throughout the day, demonstrate the difference between LOUD and quiet.

January 2, 2012

Allow child to experience the feel of different textures.

January 3, 2012

Explain the world around you and your wee one.

January 4, 2012

Count objects (like fingers, ears, books, etc.)

January 5, 2012

Find ways to encourage laughter.

January 6, 2012

Help with “situps”.

January 7, 2012

DANCE!

January 8, 2012

Encourage baby to roll over by rolling a few times in one direction, and back the other direction.  If baby is already rolling in one direction on own, encourage movement in the opposite direction.

January 9, 2012

Clap your hands, and help baby clap hands as well.

January 10, 2012

Play in front of the mirror.  Point out baby’s features, talk about the faces you’re making, explain that your baby is the reflection in the mirror.

January 11, 2012

Bicycle baby’s legs.

January 12, 2012

Give baby choices of toys, and see which she likes best.

January 13, 2012

Encourage baby to reach for objects, by placing them just a bit off to the side, or in front.  Give lots of praise, especially for effort!

January 14, 2012

Pat-a-cake.

“Pat-a-cake, pat-a-cake, baker’s man.

Bake me a cake as fast as you can.

Pat it, and roll it, and mark it with a “B”

And put it in the oven for baby and me.”   

January 15, 2012

Have baby “help” with chores, such as laundry.

January 16, 2012

Help baby stand, and bear weight on legs.

January 17, 2012

Repeat words.

January 18, 2012

Take baby on tour of your yard, explaining what you see.

January 19, 2012

Help baby create music.

January 20, 2012

Tug of war.

January 21, 2012

Help baby “find” you, by calling to her from different parts of the room.

January 22, 2012

Have conversation with baby.

January 23, 2012

Smile!

January 24, 2012

Start teaching “no”.

January 25, 2012

Independent play.

January 26, 2012

Row the boat.  Sit on floor, with knees bent, feet flat on floor, and baby’s back against your tummy.  ”Row” as you rock forward and back, holding her hands and rowing together.

January 27, 2012

Hide toy under blanket, and encourage baby to find it.

January 28, 2012

Expose baby to lots of different people and personalities.

January 29, 2012

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January 31, 2012

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February 13, 2012

Cuddle

February 14, 2012

Peek-a-boo!

February 15, 2012

February 16, 2012

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