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DOUBLE TAP TO ZOOM ON PHONE OR TABLET Patty Cake Activity • Monday INFANTS Eye-hand coordination develops over the first year, allowing babies to intentionally bring their hands together. Later, they learn to clap, wave bye-bye, and pick up small crackers. At all ages, babies love the face-to-face interactions of the clapping game Patty Cake. Younger babies: • Place the baby lying or sitting down, facing you. • While reciting the rhyme, make corresponding hand gestures. Older babies: • Invite the baby to a low table. • Have two small balls of play dough and give one to the baby. • Demonstrate playing with the play dough while singing the song. Patty Cake Patty-cake, patty-cake, baker’s man, Bake me a cake as fast as you can. Pat it and roll it, And mark it with a “B” And put it in the oven, For baby and me. Documentation Note the ways in which each baby participates in the clapping game. For those playing with play dough, share with the parent the way to model the activity using play dough by using the familiar tune. SOCIAL EMOTIONAL LANGUAGE & COMMUNICATION Babies hear and respond to a familiar tune. MOVEMENT & COORDINATION Babies move in response to rhymes and interactions. Babies use small hand muscles when manipulating the play dough. 44 August’s PLAYbook Supplies • Play dough Activity Instructions Babies enjoy being with caring adults and participating in songs and movement together. Infant Materials COPYRIGHTED MATERIAL