During these early months, your infant is becoming more aware of herself and of her body. She may explore her body by sucking on her fingers or fist, reaching for her toes, or batting at objects. Provide many safe opportunities for movement and exploration.
- blanket for floor
- baby toys
Step 1: Provide floor time play so that your infant has unrestricted space to explore with her hands, mouth and body.
Step 2: Talk with your baby about body parts and activities (e.g., “You found your toes! Look at you touching your toes.”; “You pushed the ball! Did you hear the chime?”)
Step 3: Recognize your infant’s accomplishments (e.g., “You reached so far for the bear and you touched it! Yeah!).