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COPYRIGHTED MATERIAL 3 infant Babies Are Sleeping—Shhh! mateRials leaRning outComes suggested Books – – – – – All Asleep by Joanna Walsh I Love to Sleep by Amelie Graux Let’s Go to Sleep! by Patricia Geis Sleep by Roger Priddy Sleep Tight! by Sue Baker Social−Emotional Development ✶ Self−regulation ✶ Caring for others – Relationships with peers Physical Development – Perception Cognitive Development – – – – – How to do it Cause and effect Memory Connecting experiences Imitating others Following simple directions Most babies develop an interest in other babies sometime during the first six months of life. While Language Development other babies are sleeping, carry an infant to their – Receptive language cribs or sleeping areas so she can observe them. – Expressive language Hold her close enough to see what the babies are – Connecting words with doing. Talk with her quietly about the sleeping real−world knowledge babies—for example, say that they are sleeping be- – Concept words cause they are tired from playing and that you must use a quiet voice so you don’t wake them. Read the suggested books, introduce the vocabulary words, and sing and chant with the infant. modifications for toddlers and twos Read a book about babies sleeping, such as Sleep by Roberta Grobel Intrater. Then take the toddler or two-year-old to observe a few babies sleeping. Talk with her in a hushed voice about the sleeping babies. Ask her questions about what the babies are doing and why they might be sleeping. expand the activity If one of the sleeping babies begins to wake up, talk about what the baby is doing that lets you know she is waking up. For example, say, “I hear something. Do you hear something? I think it might be Sasha waking up from her nap. Let’s see if Sasha is waking up.” 16 Activities for Responsive Caregiving COPYRIGHTED MATERIAL