Infant games: 3 to 6 months

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Does not that your baby has changed? Every day it pleases you to the new movement, sound, intonation. In three or four months, he learned long cantabile gulit in four or five — to roll over from back to belly, and when he was about six or seven months, he is likely to sit or crawl (or perhaps a combination of both). So now you can play with it in a more challenging game.

Game "Grab-ka"

At this age, the baby is developing more and more visual-tactile activity, so your task — to ensure that it is suitable for a variety of "apprentice" (in the literal sense of the word) material. From now on, a child requires not only a variety of tactile sensations, and an exercise in grasping various objects. Therefore, subjects should be comfortable to grip — it can be sticks, rattles with a thin handle, wooden spoons, especially made of small, dense rolls of different fabrics — cotton fabrics, velvet, twill, denim, silk, etc.

The rollers can be filled with different materials — rice, buckwheat, beans, peas, small metal parts, plastic pellets, etc. — And then sew up a strong thread. On top of them can be decorated with what some bright, shiny beads, buttons — in short, it's toys, conventionally called "magpie's dream."

Suited for grasping and small jars, boxes, cases from the film. Inside you can put what-ever-ringing rustling filler. Note that if the box is easy to open, do not place it in the small details that baby can swallow! Very popular and commonly used sealed bags rustling with pasta or grains. Under the transparent film, if alive, moving makaroninki or pellet. When the baby gets older, you can string together a spaghetti on a strong thread or fishing line — and you will get the real beads.

Speaking of beads. They are very useful to sort through her fingers like a rosary. Beads can be made of different materials, even from the most unexpected. For example, to put on a garment gum colored cocktail stick, large wooden beads, or even yogurt cups or baby curds, which pierced with small holes. The kid learns not only grasp objects, but move it in different directions. These beads can just let your child in hand, and one can hang them over the crib or child seat, chaise longue.

Another hit — a transparent plastic bottle (under water or shampoo), which cast a few small toys (eg, Kinder surprises) or poured some water. Kid for a long time interested in this amazing subject.

Note that, as a child missing items. At first, it will "capture the monkey" — the entire brush. Gradually, the thumb is opposed to the rest — this is the correct grip. Try to make it so the kid kept everything that comes into his hands.

Pauline, Lisa's mother five months:

"I'm tied to a small wooden penny whistle satin ribbon length of about half a meter. Now I play with my daughter, as a kitten. Please give it a touch whistles, and then I remove carefully. She reaches for it again and, finally, hooray, grabbed! Mining, of course, its …

Then take the next toy, and all over again. Surprisingly, this simple, in general, the game we were never bored. "

Give your child a chance to grab subject from different positions — lying on his back, on his stomach, sitting on your hands. Usually, the child acts like this: grab, try to taste, consider and then let go, then to grab again. Do not forbid your child to lick everything that falls into his hands, better take care that he did not fall to anything dangerous — with sharp edges, with small parts that can break off and swallow, lick, etc. After all, like the feeling — a very important way of understanding the world, necessary for brain development.

For the development of fine motor skills useful to crush and tear the paper. Only it's better to do it under my mother's care and not to give at the mercy of the newspaper — they contain harmful lead. If the baby is not yet able to break a piece of paper, help him — hold the end of the paper. Wonderful toy was a roll of toilet paper. It could be a long unwinding and tear into small pieces.

Baby four or five months — a tireless researcher and pedantic. He really will study the properties of various objects: which of them rattle, which — squeak, which — hard, and what — soft. He learns to compare and analyze these properties. Be sure to comment on their hearing and their actions, tell him about your surroundings. Children at this age are usually very fond of tours of the home of the mother's arms, when you like a real tour guide, showing him such a seemingly ordinary things like a refrigerator, a wall calendar, a flower on the window, telephone, etc.

Irina, mother four-Ani:

"Against even the most inconsolable crying we have a reliable, nostrum -" Portrait of a cat on the winter background ", which hangs on the wall in the hallway. Daughter dearly loves this small painting, bought at some opening day, stroking furry fur" Kitties "and stands still in awe in front of her attentive students of view. "

Look in the mirror

After three months, the kid in a position to evaluate such a wonderful toy, like a mirror. Medium size (preferably unbreakable) can be installed in a corner cot or on the playing mat. Try to hang a small mirror above the breast lying baby. By the way, this can also calm the bitter weeping. The kid would be happy to consider your reflection, watch the facial expressions and the movements of his hands, catching sight of its own "double" and smile at him. For you, it could mean that your son or daughter is developing well, and his sense of self is positive.

Some psychologists advise to even lay the baby on his tummy on a large mirror. Thus developing vestibular and visual orientation. This is especially useful for those children who rarely interact with peers who have little social experience.

"As a movement, the miller, life goes on, move!"

Development of physical activity for a toddler is hard to overestimate. Especially, now it has become much more lively and energetic than in the first three months. After all, he had already disappeared hypertonic saline, and his gestures become more fluent and accurate.

When the baby is lying on her stomach, make sure that it rests not on the cams, and open hands.

Ifbaby has not yet learned to roll over, help him to do it with a very nice game — put the baby on a towel or a folded blanket, two adults are taking up the corners of the rug and shake the baby from side to side so he turned from one side to the other. In this case, you can sing a song: "Early in the morning, evening, late at dawn, Baba went on foot to the calico coach."

Observed that children generally like to wiggle in all their variants. Apparently, it reminds them of intrauterine sensations when they are just gently rocked in my mother's belly. Swinging too well coached by the vestibular system. Swing, you can:

— On a large rubber ball (covering it with a clean diaper). Baby swing from side to side, and then in a circle (clockwise and counterclockwise). At the same time, or sing saying: "Quality Qual-Kachi-Kutch, bring a loaf of bread Father, Mother — saechki, daughters — kitaechku. Stan, I'll swing in balalaechku to play."

— On his own leg. Sit cross-legged, plant a baby riding on her ankle while holding the body (and when he learns to sit alone, then the handles). Download and sing, "Let's go, let's go for the sweet nuts over bumps, over bumps at Gorny paths, the ravines, the ravines, on potholes, ruts on, in a hole — wham!"

In this pathetic moment gently "fall" on the bed or on the sofa. Soon the baby will get used to these simple rhymes, and before the word "boo!" Will be stopping in joyful anticipation, and then — fun to laugh.

Soon crawl!

At the age of 4-5 months old baby is getting ready to crawl. To help him and encourage crawling, you can put him on his tummy is not just on a flat surface, and on some support. This may be a cushion, rolled out blankets or pillows and tied to the strength of the rope, or even a parent leg. It is important that the kid tried to rely on my knees and palms disclosed. With this exercise, he soon learns to stand up on all fours. You can put a crumb on the tummy roll and keeping the legs, ride on it (this is one of the options exercise "wheelbarrow").

Talk to me, Mom!

At the age of 3-6 months, tot lot and long coo. For him, it's not just training of the vocal apparatus, but also a way to attract attention and to communicate with you. Note that after a long reed, "the phrase" followed by a pause — so the child gives you the opportunity to respond to his call. Be sure to answer him in his language. The kid will understand that you are listening to him that he is interested in you.

Your baby eyes turned from a passive observer to an active and very curious creature. Help him to know the world! And most importantly, remember that no developmental activities can not replace a live emotional communication when you and your baby are set against each other.

Inessa Smyk

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