what fun learning activities you and your baby play?

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Terri - posted on 01/08/2010

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My daughter loves books, tupperware and stickers. Aila loves to build w/ blocks and stacking and knocking down tupperware. We also have fun placing stickers on paper to make birthday cards. Of course the music and singing are always present in our home.

Ariel - posted on 01/07/2010

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My daughter used to bake cookies with me at about 14 months old, I measured everything out and helped her pour it in, and then she stirred. She has always loved helping in the kitchen, she stood on a chair at the table to help. My son is not as developed in his motor skills as she was, he prefers to play with blocks, dance to music, and bounce or throw balls with me. The Megablocks he got for Christmas are a favorite for stacking and sorting and carefully arranging in rows, dumping in and out of their box, hearing the names of their colors... I know these are all the start of great math skills and he's having a wonderful time too.

Alisha - posted on 01/07/2010

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We've been enrolled in Kindermusik since he was about 8mos old. He loves the experience w/ other children, different genres of music and kid-friendly instruments and noise makers. We start a new semester next week. There are Kindermusik classes all over the world. Google for it & you'll find it! We dance and sing as a class.



He loves reading time and wrestling in the floor. He loves to do "cheers" with his sippy cup and sing Old McDonald. He runs thru the house screaming ei-ei-o all day and makes some animal noises.

Nicole - posted on 01/07/2010

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Quoting Maria:

question for the mommies who posted you let you child cook with you? how do you do this? does your baby stand on a chair, or sit on the counter or.....? my son has been wanting to help me cook (or at least see what im doing) but i cant figure out just quite how to get him up to my level and me still be able to cook and clean up at the counter level?


I wear my fifteen month old in a wrap on my back. She looks over my shoulders but can't touch anything sharp or hot. Sometimes I give her pots, pans, and spoons on the floor so she can "help" too.

Lena - posted on 01/07/2010

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If you have a kitchen island you can pick up one of those booster seats that attach to the table. They have a safety belt so you don't have to worry about turning your back to wash a dish or open the oven.

Maria - posted on 01/06/2010

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question for the mommies who posted you let you child cook with you? how do you do this? does your baby stand on a chair, or sit on the counter or.....? my son has been wanting to help me cook (or at least see what im doing) but i cant figure out just quite how to get him up to my level and me still be able to cook and clean up at the counter level?

Stephanie - posted on 01/06/2010

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We do the flash cards along with reading- that's the majority of our day. My daughter LOVES to cook & will drag a chair across the kitchen to be able to stand up at the counter and watch! I'll give her a bowl with salt or cupcake sprinkles so she can see them and I give her a spoon to stir. She thinks she's a big helper! I also let her help do dishes and laundry. For Christmas she got a cleaning kit so she's constantly 'sweeping, mopping, or vacuuming' like mommy! We do a lot of puzzles and build a lot of forts/tents out of kitchen chairs and blankets. And when we get bored with that- we throw all of our couch cushions and pillows in the floor and rumble and tumble! I think the easiest way to successfully entertain a toddler is to simply get down on their level! :)

PHYLLIS - posted on 12/16/2009

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My baby is 13 months she love to play peek a boo and she loves when I read to her. She got to the point where she just picks up a book and flips through the pages herself. And it's always fun playing pat-a-cake with her.

Adri - posted on 12/16/2009

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My son loves when I sing the song "if your happy and you know it clap your hands". He immediately starts smiling and clapping. It's so cute. I sing to him a lot and just talk to him plus looking at picture books together.

Wena - posted on 12/15/2009

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@ Valerie: thanks valerie! we love to sing and dance too.. we're still working out the counting, and pointing the different parts of the face first. i am going to do it more ofter to him.

@ september: thank you dear. I am amazed that your son is already helping you to cook, I am going to try that too. thanks for the idea...

September - posted on 12/15/2009

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Our son is 13 months old. He loves to read and could spend hours doing so. He also loves music so we sing and dance together often. We also sit and play with animal and color flash cards which he really enjoys as well. Recently he has been very into helping me cook so that has been fun too. Explaining the whole cooking process and what it is that I'm doing I believe to be a learning experience in its self. I love being a Mom!

Valeria - posted on 12/15/2009

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My baby is 14 mths. He loves to hear me sing nursery rhymes with him and do the actions. Sometimes he joins in and you can understand what he is saying. I also point to different parts of my body like my nose, eyes, ears and mouth and tell him to show me his which he can do. We count from 1-5 together and sing the ABCs

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