At play with baby: I can kick my feet!

by Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. on June 23, 2011

in Infant and Toddler, Kicking feet games

Kai is just over two months old now and he is really starting to discover his feet. So we have been playing lots of “kicking-Feet” games…

Playing footsies with mommy!

When I feel mommy’s foot – I go kick, kick, kick!

Kick the Pan!

The cookie sheet feels cool on my feet…

And it makes sounds each time I tap it with my toes…

While mommy holds the pan – I go kick, kick, kick!

Kick the cups!

These plastic cups are light weight, bright and colorful…

Grandma stacks the cups up so I can reach them with my feet…

And I go kick, kick, kick, and knock them all down!

PS. The cookie sheet kicking game was an idea I learned way back in my college days. Who would have thought that I would now be using it with my grandbaby! So fun!

Here are a few more infant ideas you can check out…

Brain benefits from bonding with baby from Early Childhood Brain Insights

Baby Learning: What to do with your newborn, Music and SingingMirrors, and Visual from Pocket Full of Posies

Infant paper study part one and part two from Make it Amazing

Baby fabric bucket from Tinkerlab

And for more insights on infants and toddlers see the Elevating Childcare blog by Janet Lansbury

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1 Elise June 23, 2011 at 7:26 am

How sweet that you have come up with such fun ideas to keep those gorgeous baby feet busy.

2 Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. June 23, 2011 at 8:51 am

Don’t you just love baby feet:)

3 Marika June 23, 2011 at 7:54 am

Wow! Amazing!
It’s a simple but genial idea!!
Chapeau!

4 Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. June 23, 2011 at 8:51 am

Thank you Marika!

5 artsy_momma June 23, 2011 at 12:43 pm

I have to try that cookie sheet activity with Baby Sister. She loves to kick newspaper and plastic grocery bags!

6 Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. June 23, 2011 at 12:51 pm

Kai will kick anything that gets in kicking range:)

7 janetlansbury June 23, 2011 at 3:15 pm

I love these ideas because they are a wonderful way to be engaged and feel connected while also allowing the baby to be the discover/explorer and “lead” play. This is playing together at its best!

Thanks, Deborah! And thanks also for the link!

8 Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. June 23, 2011 at 6:24 pm

I have found that the only way to play with Kai is to let him first lead the way:)

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