August is Family Fun Month!
Did you know that August is Family Fun Month? To celebrate, we’re sharing some great ideas for activities for you, baby, and the whole family to enjoy together. Round up your family and let the fun begin!
Add a new twist to an ordinary game of hide-and-seek by adding sound. Clear some floor space so baby can crawl, walk, or use her jumper with ease. Have family members take turns hiding behind different pieces of furniture, corners, or curtains. Let them attract baby’s attention by repeating a sound or using a squeak toy. When baby notices the sound, help her explore the room to find the source. She’ll be delighted once she discovers it and is greeted with a big hug by a loved one.
Monkey See, Monkey Do
Babies enjoy imitating their parents. Gather your family together and have everyone sit on the floor with baby. Make a motion, such as clapping, and have your family members repeat it after you. Repeat with different motions, such as stomping, nodding, raising the arms, and patting the tummy. If baby doesn’t catch on, try guiding her through the motions so she can participate.
Beam Me Up, Baby
Younger children will love playing this game with baby. Using a flashlight, ask a family member to stand at a distance and shine it at the floor. Point it out to baby and once she notices it, move the beam closer to where she is sitting. Let it linger near her for a moment before moving it away, and help her chase it. Keep it still once in a while, or change up the tempo, but make sure to keep it slow enough so baby can follow. You can easily change the colors of the light by putting a colored fabric over it.
What family activities does your little one enjoy? Share with us in the comments!