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COPYRIGHTED MATERIAL 1 infant All About Baby mateRials leaRning outComes suggested Books – Baby da Vinci: My Body by Julie Aigner-Clark – Eyes and Nose, Fingers and Toes by Bendon Publishing – Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes by Annie Kubler – My First Body Board Book by DK Publishing – The Pudgy Where Is Your Nose? Book by Laura Rader – Where Is Baby’s Belly Button? by Karen Katz Social−Emotional Development ✶ Sense of self – Personal identity Physical Development – Perception Cognitive Development – Memory – Connecting experiences – Imitating others Language Development ✶ Concept words How to do it – Receptive language – Connecting words with Lay the baby on her back on a blanket or sit with real−world knowledge her in your lap. Start by touching or holding her – Using language in play feet and naming them. While you name the feet, rub or lightly tickle them. Then touch or hold her legs and name them. Progress up her body, naming the body parts you touch or hold, such as her knees, tummy, fingers, hands, arms, mouth, nose, and eyes. End by gently touching or stroking her head and naming it. Read the sug- gested books, introduce the vocabulary words, and sing and chant with the infant. modifications for toddlers and twos Sit on the floor with the children facing you. Touch your own body parts as you name them and invite the children to do the same. For example, say, “Here are my hands. Where are your hands? Let’s clap our hands together.” expand the activity While children play throughout the day or as you perform everyday routines—such as dress- ing and undressing the baby—name the body parts you touch or hold. For example, name her hands and arms as you slip them inside her sweater, and name her toes and feet as you place them in her socks or shoes. 12 Activities for Responsive Caregiving COPYRIGHTED MATERIAL