Games can provide a diverse skills set for small children and infants.
Educational games for kids and infants provide children with language skills even before they can speak. Children benefit from positive interaction and repetition of established games, which develop pre-school skills and encourage the growth of brains. And I said it’s fun? It is important to snuggle, rumble, cuddle and play games with a lilting voice of songs while playing with children and kids.
Teach Your Babies Language and Social Skills
Play a game of peek-a-boo as long as your child enjoys it. As you hide behind a blanket and look from behind, he learns about turn-taking, interaction, social signals, and imprints important information about expressions and emotions.
He is also learning about object permanence or the awareness that objects continue to exist when they are not visible to us. I recommend this book.
Introduce Naming Vocabulary and the Concept “Where”
This is the opposite of a game of peek-a-boo. From behind the blanket, say, “Where’s the baby?” Lower the blanket and say, “There he is!” Repeat as long as he enjoys the game. You can change the game by changing the subject, using people or objects that are familiar to the child. You can use Mommy, Daddy, Teddy Bear, Sissy, Brother or other familiar people and baby toys. Keep your voice playful and singing-like, and remember to model the correct use of the language. Modeling correct words and language can help prevent your child from learning incorrect speech over time. I use this dictionary with my big child.
Don’t Forget to Introduce Humor With the Concept “Not”
Hide a person or a toy on the blanket. This time, tell me the name of something you’re not hiding. If you hide a teddy bear, say, “Where’s Daddy?” Lower the blanket and show an expression of surprise and laughter. Say “No! That’s not Daddy! That’s teddy bear!” This game develops observation, visual discrimination and concepts of “where” and “not.” It also teaches a basic level of humor and encourages your child to look for ways to solve problems.
Add New Vocabulary and Rehearse Old Words Everyday
This is a great game played around the house, in the store or on any other outing. Point the objects out. Ask, “What is that? What’s that?” Then, say the name of the object. “That is a flower! That’s a flower!” At about 12 to 15 months of age, add more details, such as the color, size and any other visible details that may be presented. This game teaches vocabulary and creates vivid visual memories of objects and people. Repeat is useful for memory and provides a foundation for your child to build up future learning.
Name All The Body Parts
Young babies’ first toys are fingers and toes. Take advantage of their curiosity by playing games for body parts. This classic pointing game teaches the major parts of the body. For example, point your nose and say, “This is my nose!” Do the same for her nose. As your child develops his or her ability to respond, he or she will begin to reach for your nose and her own. Eventually, she’ll say the words used in this game along with you, and then say them independently. You can build on this game as your child matures by adding details like brown eyes, red hair, etc. Here is a game of body parts
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