Goodness, when Ds was little he mostly entertained himself :/ I talked to him and that as I went about but I didn't sit around playing with him much cos he way always content to do his own thing,
We had a stage just before he crawled where he was very demanding as he was frustrated but other than that, even now at 2 he is usually happy to do his own thing :/ he has good social skills though.
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07-06-2012 09:37 #12
Bubble wrap and duck tape.
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07-06-2012 09:43 #13
When DS was about 4-6months old he loved baking paper. Scruching it, flapping it everywhere with his hands. Just put him on his back with a big piece and he loved it.
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Its good to do "people" games with them. Like peekaboo, catching bubbles, or lying on the floor on your back with your legs pulled up on your tummy and put bubs on your shins so they "fly". Those are the kind of games where you encourage lots of eye contact, communication, smiles, etc.
Even clapping along with music can help communication.
Another thing I started doing with DS from 8 months on, was playdough. I made my own playdough and coloured it with natural food colouring. I then mixed different items with it. Rice, glitter, sand, etc. The different textures are great for developing their sense of touch.
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07-06-2012 18:03 #16
Go to the library and look at board books.
A big bowl of water outside and a few cups (although the weather is pretty cold) entertained DS for ages.
Your wallet is a great toy too.
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07-06-2012 18:38 #17
It's important for bubs to have play time WITH adults or other siblings, but it is also good for bubs to have time to explore their world on their own and get toys for themselves and work out what they do.
My dd (8 months) has heaps of play time on her own with her own toys. Her favourite toy at the moment is the rings from the plastic stacking rings set. They are not that expensive and probably something you'd find 2nd hand pretty readily. But, she loves them! Banging them, eating them, waving them, etc. She also loves being in the highchair. I remember having my ds in the highchair quite a bit at this age - it's a great way to have them in the kitchen with you, or in the laundry/etc. A plastic bowl & spoon in the highchair are always fun, or finger food .
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07-06-2012 23:36 #18
Thanks everyone for some great ideas. I will probably try them all at some stage
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