PLAY A GAME: I'm Gonna Get You!
Babies love to be chased and surprised. Start crawling or running after your baby, saying, "I'm gonna get you!" Then gently grab him and say, "Igot you!" Lift him up in the air, kiss his neck and tickle his ribs, but keep it gentle. A good game of chase will keep him on his toes as a toddler and evolve into classic big-kids games such as hide-and-seek and tag.
Developmental skills: Gross-motor skills; social development; balance; trust.
SING A SONG: It's Raining, It's Pouring
It's raining, it's pouring,
the old man is snoring.
He bumped his head,
and fell out of bed,
and couldn't get up
in the morning.