At play with baby: hello hands!

Discover how to create a wonderful book of hands for your infant or toddler and use the book to explore the things in your child's world! A terrific tool for infant lesson plans.Discover how to create a wonderful book of hands for your infant or toddler and use the book to explore the things in your child's world! A terrific tool for infant lesson plans.

By | February 9th, 2011|Categories: Infant and Toddler|Tags: , , , , , |5 Comments

At play with baby: bouncing balls

A big ball, medium ball, and a small ball too... A red ball, yellow ball, and one the color blue... What can Clara do with three balls on the ground? She can push them, and follow them, and roll them around! The small ball is soft... The red ball is bumpy... The blue ball is smooth... The balls are no longer sitting on the ground but Clara found them as she looked all around!

By | January 17th, 2011|Categories: Infant and Toddler, motor skills, Sensory Play|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

At play with baby: shiny paper

What is baby Clara doing today? She’s getting ready for the holidays! Paper red, silver, and gold… This paper feels a little bit cold! Cut the paper into small pieces and stick to laminating paper... And Clara can explore some more! See what Clara’s mommy made with all that shiny paper… As with anything you do with babies - always monitor what they do and don't let them eat the paper!

By | December 20th, 2010|Categories: Infant and Toddler|Tags: , , , |8 Comments

At play with baby: in and out

What can baby Clara do with a spoon, and a pan, and a plastic egg? The egg goes in... The egg comes out... The egg gets rolled all about... Turn the pan over and then Clara can... Go tap, tap, tap on that funny little pan.. But uh, oh where did the egg go? There it is! Hiding under that pan. See more Infant Lesson Plans!

By | December 2nd, 2010|Categories: Infant and Toddler|Tags: , |4 Comments

Infant lesson plan suggestions

My number one request for information is on how to write infant lesson plans so I thought I would share some tips as well as a lesson plan shared with me. Lesson plan template Click for MS Word Doc First of all, you want to start with a lesson plan form of some type. It doesn't have to be what you see here but this one may be helpful to use as a guide. Lesson [...]

By | October 6th, 2010|Categories: Infant and Toddler|Tags: , |6 Comments

At play with baby: musical instruments

When baby Clara kicks the tambourine it goes "jingle, jingle!" When baby Clara kicks the maraca it goes "shake, shake!" The rhythm sticks go "tap, tap, tap!" "Jingle, jingle, shake, shake, tap, tap, tap!" I wander if Clara can go clap, clap, clap? See why reading to your baby is so important from Room to Grow: Making Early Childhood Count. Leave me a comment and I will respond right here:)

By | July 29th, 2010|Categories: Infant and Toddler|Tags: , |11 Comments