You Can Do It Too

Birth-6 Months

FromActivities for Responsive Caregiving,  Jean Barbre

What to have Suggested Books – Big Bird’s Copycat Day by Sharon Lerner – Can You? Waddle Like a Penguin by Price Stern Sloan – Cookie See! Cookie Do! by Anna Jane Hays – From Head to Toe by Eric Carle – Monkey See, Monkey Do by Helen Oxenbury

What to do Sit with an infant on your lap or sit facing the infant if she is able to sit up by herself. Make a variety of movements with your hands, such as waving or wiggling your fingers; be sure to describe what you are doing. After each movement, ask the baby to do the same movement. If she is unable to, take her hands and gently make the movement for her. Read the suggested books, introduce the vocabulary words, and sing and chant with the infant.

Why LEARNING OUTCOMES Social-Emotional Development – Sense of self – Personal identity – Relationships with adults – Self-regulation Physical Development – Gross-motor skills – Fine-motor skills – Perception Cognitive Development - Imitating others - Following simple directions – Cause and effect – Memory – Spatial awareness – Connecting experiences Language Development – Receptive language – Expressive language – Connecting words with real-world knowledge – Concept words – Using language in play

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Activities for Responsive Caregiving: Infants, Toddlers, and Twos

By Jean Barbre Copyright 2013 Birth-6 Months

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