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    I used to sing songs changing nappies like head shoulders knees and toes , where's your eyes etc , read stories as part of daily routine , go for walks and say things like oh can you hear the bird etc. all this from 6 months. I had a set daily routine with both mine from 6 months for play etc

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tdez View Post
    I totally agree that you need to let them be babies as well, we have lots of cuddles and kisses and as much downtime as we can, the thing is he is SO curious and often tries to wriggle out of my arms to touch something he see's, so I like the idea of feeding that active brain with whatever I can but helping him to learn and develop as he discovers. He basically came out wanting to do stuff haha.
    Take his lead then and let him explore.

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    I agree to let them explore as much as possible, touch things, shake them, smash them together and so on. Lots of descriptive language is good but just talking helps, chatting about your day answering their curious 'googa' as if they have asked a question.

    I've always let my kids 'play' with a lot of things that aren't toys as well. I think we are too quick to think they need a designed toy with a defined purpose. The recycling bin is never off limits in our house! My 8 year old entertained herself for a 30 min car trip the other day with a hairband and a blunt pencil, making quite an extravagant game. Try not to over-correct when they are using a toy or musical instrument in what you see as the 'wrong' way, let them explore its purpose and uses.

    When they are little we sometimes need to remind ourselves that EVERYTHING is new for them. You don't really need to add in any extra stimulation beyond their natural exploration.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stretched View Post
    I agree to let them explore as much as possible, touch things, shake them, smash them together and so on. Lots of descriptive language is good but just talking helps, chatting about your day answering their curious 'googa' as if they have asked a question.

    I've always let my kids 'play' with a lot of things that aren't toys as well. I think we are too quick to think they need a designed toy with a defined purpose. The recycling bin is never off limits in our house! My 8 year old entertained herself for a 30 min car trip the other day with a hairband and a blunt pencil, making quite an extravagant game. Try not to over-correct when they are using a toy or musical instrument in what you see as the 'wrong' way, let them explore its purpose and uses.

    When they are little we sometimes need to remind ourselves that EVERYTHING is new for them. You don't really need to add in any extra stimulation beyond their natural exploration.
    And this is why I let my kids walk up the slippery slide...with the caveat that they have to slide down if someone else is at the top and wanting to slide down.

    I find that the 'absurd' is really interesting for kids...and being out of context. For example, an early afternoon bath in a bucket outside in the backyard.
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    Quote Originally Posted by twinklify View Post
    Also I have started reading a book with my 6mo. Of course it is not a long book. But changjng voices and actions keeps her interested for a bit.
    My 6 mo just wants to put the book in his mouth. Usually ends in a tug of war situation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BB77 View Post
    My 6 mo just wants to put the book in his mouth. Usually ends in a tug of war situation.
    So funny.

    I just let him eat it for a minute then we turn a page, read it, eat it and on it goes.

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    I think it's great you want to be more interacting/creating teaching moments. Here is an awesome book I bought from the book depository: Baby Play for Everyday

    https://www.bookdepository.com/searc...arch=Find+book

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    That book looks very cool! Thank you!

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    tic tac toe

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