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To help celebrate the launch of our brand new World of Rhythm Discovery Kit, we’ve come up with a great family-time activity to help baby discover the wonderful world of music and rhythm! You can start a family band by using ordinary household items. Below are a few ideas for you and your little one to make your own instruments. Check them out below and get rockin’!
Tambourine: Making a tambourine is easy! All you need are two paper plates, a hole punch, jingle bells and some string. First, staple or glue the plates together, facing each other. Using a hole punch, make holes around the edge of the plates and tie the bells to the holes with a string or ribbon. Have your little one decorate the tambourine with crayons, markers or colored pencils and voila! Your tambourine is complete. Just shake and enjoy!
Hand Bells: Hand bells are More >
With three little ones, it seems like “firsts” are at least a monthly occurrence in our home. Josiah just started walking and little Trinity just started smiling. What happiness that brings on both counts! There’s nothing better than looking down at a sweet little face and seeing it light up with the pure joy of learning something new.
Watching Josiah take his first wobbling steps right around the time he turned a year old was so exciting for everyone involved! The first time I caught him walking, I was cleaning up their room. I heard him let out a belly laugh and looked up just in time to see him stumbling the few steps from one side of his crib to the other. Of course, I immediately called hubby to tell him the exciting news! He was in class and a bit disappointed that he’d missed the milestone, but was able to watch his little More >
One of the most soothing sounds for your baby is your voice, so why not sing your little one to sleep with a classic lullaby? Help to relax your baby while also helping her discover the world of music. If you have older children, have them join in and make baby’s bedtime a fun, family event. Below are the lyrics to some classic lullabies to ease your baby into a peaceful sleep.
Baa Baa Black Sheep Traditional English Lullaby first printed in Tommy Thumb’s Pretty Song Book
Baa, Baa, Black Sheep, have you any wool? Yes, sir, Yes, sir, three bags full One for the master, One for the dame, And one for the little boy who lives down the lane. Baa, Baa, Black Sheep, have you any wool? Yes, sir, Yes, sir, three bags full
Hush Little Baby Author Unknown
If that mockingbird don’t sing, Mama’s gonna buy you a diamond ring If that diamond ring More >
Feel like you’re trapped indoors? Turn time stuck inside into a fun adventureland filled with new things to discover with your baby. The winter months can be a wonderful opportunity to spend so much together time. Here are a few tips and tricks for having some indoor fun with your little one.
Bathtime Partytime Turn bath time into play time by adding some fun to your routine. You can use our Baby’s First Bath Gift Set to make bath time a treat. Get baby in the mood by introducing her to the wonderful world of water with the Baby Neptune DVD. Then run a warm bath and let her explore the water for herself. Once she’s in the tub, read her the Water Water Everywhere bath book, which is designed to withstand washing, dunking, and squeezing. Once she’s all soaped up, try making the rubber duckie disappear among the suds and see if she can More >
We’ve all been making New Year’s resolutions for what seems like forever. But what really is a resolution? We suggest that this year you put a positive twist on the traditional “New Year’s resolution” and use this time to make a few plans for how you will share discovery with your little one this year. Grab a pen. Write 5 things that you want to share with your baby this year and post it on your fridge or plug it into your iPhone so it’s on the front of your mind all year long! We have some ideas to get you started, but think about making it as personal as possible and really sharing beautiful things that you are passionate about with your baby.
Spend a day at the Children’s Museum Many museums offer discounted week day rates so do a quick Google search to see if there are any local deals that you and your little guy can take More >
Isn’t it such a neat sight to watch your little one discover something new? As the stay at home mom of two beautiful girls, ages two and four months old, my house is a world of discovery each day! I love watching my daughters’ eyes sparkle when they learn something new. As a parent, it brings a new meaning to life once you’ve seen things through your child’s eyes.
At birth, my youngest daughter was diagnosed with Down Syndrome. Each milestone she surpasses is a celebration for our family. We are so proud of her! Even at just four months old, she amazes me with her strength every day. Her newest discovery is that she has a thumb and that it’s tasty! I’ll never forget the first time I caught her sucking her thumb. Her eyes were as big as saucers, trying to figure out what she had found and how it ended up in her mouth! Whatever it was, you More >