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DEVELOPMENT / activities with the child (8 months)

Practical tips

Now the child has learned to move independently, and he wants to explore the whole house. Try to make the world interesting (and safe!). Well, if in the kitchen you will give your baby a separate "office" with different jars, pots and spoons. And "private" box in the Cabinet in the bathroom will occupy the attention of the "owner", when adults need a minute to go. In this box you can put all sorts of tubes, boxes, books or toys. In rooms where there is a child, it makes sense to put a small basket with toys, so the baby will be able everywhere to find something new and exciting for their games.

Communicating with your child, try to speak a short but familiar phrases. When you feed your baby, change clothes, wash it or play with it, try all the time to comment on what is happening.

Your baby should have its own "library". Surprisingly, in eight months, the children have already expressed interest in the books. They especially like such books as "Pet rabbit" or "Phone", but well, if the children's library will be the variety. There are books where all the page shows just one character or object; those images will help you to teach your child new words. Picture other books are full of details, many "heroes", and then your child has the opportunity to choose who he likes. And then there are books where each picture is accompanied with a short poem.

Games

New discoveries

Guests! Guests! Guests! Eight children react differently to unfamiliar faces. There are kids who want to talk, "talk" and with adults and with children. But at this age some children begin to fear strangers. Wanting to help this child, try to keep it more often been in the company of different people.

Games with your phone: Ask the kid to "talk" on the phone. You can give him a toy apparatus, and better real disconnecting it from the network. The child will gladly hold the phone and "talk" to it.

Attention to different sounds Pay attention of the child to different sounds, always calling them source: telephone, doorbell, daddy steps, the rain water flowing from the tap, barking dogs, etc. in Response to the sounds, the little one learns to listen, and this is very important for language development.

The sounds that the baby hears while walking: Take baby for a walk, arranging it in normal or easy summer stroller. If down the road you will see the bird, you will hear the sound of a passing airplane or ran barking dogs, rejoice with your child these meetings. Show your baby object and name it. "It's a plane. The plane. Well, have a look, where is the plane?" The child will learn to look where you show, and the words gradually begin to associate with these delightful objects, able to fly and run.

Play around with the hat: Give the kid your hat, let him try yourself to wear it. Finding your own head, the child learns more about himself. Play thus with different hats or even round plastic vase. Let this mod will stare at myself in the mirror - his own reflection will cause him delight.

Different "languages": eight year-old kid there is an interest in animals. Let it be considered different plastic animals, tell us who it is, and show them what sounds they make: "the Dog says, "woof, woof"! Where we have a dog?"

Form pie with oatmeal: In the baking dish sprinkle oatmeal and let her sitting on the grass baby. He likes to stir grits by hand or waking rump through the fingers.

How to improve coordination: Propriedade with your child, singing a a little song:
On the lawn of the leaping Bunny.
With him badger played.
Tiger, basking on the lawn,
No one was hurt.
Sing fast, then slow, loud, then quiet. Shake the baby out side to side, up and down.

Walk "truck": when your baby is lying on his stomach, take it back for a leg and lift 5-10 cm from the floor (or the ground). Let your child try to go a little in her arms.

The game "hide and seek": the Kids love the games in which you need to hide and seek. Hide behind the chair, and let the child, creeping, I'll try to find you. Then let the kid himself will try to hide, and you are looking for.

How to get over, under and through: Moving around the house on all fours or already on his feet, the child discovers that his body and all the surrounding objects have certain dimensions. He wants to know, under which you can crawl through that to get to what you can reach. The more the child of such experience, the more he learns about the size of his bullock, and about space. Help the experiments your child, offering him to crawl through the narrow passage and under the table, to go over the mountain of pillows.

Swinging baby: Shake baby, swings and put his knee, and let it ride "ride" up and down. These games develop the sense of balance, and the baby starts to control your movement.

Sit and take the toy: If your apartment has stairs or steps, use them to train the child. If your baby is near the stairs or on the steps, put a bright toy on the step above. Most children love to climb the stairs, so it is easier to teach them to climb than to try to keep from this lesson. Bothering the baby will be especially pleased with the toy, but do not forget that on the steps of the child must be under constant adult supervision.

Solving problems

"Do as I do": Play with your child to "do as I do". Beat in the drum, clap your hands, wave with your hand, blow, "conduct the orchestra", let the kid follows your movement.

Spoon - tool: Give your child a wooden spoon and different items that can be "bitiw": flat mold for the cake, folded paper towel, magazine. Show your baby how to Bang a spoon on their surface. This lesson will love the child, and he will feel the difference in sound and sensations depending on the object.

Destructible "tower": Build a tower out of blocks and show your baby how to push her. The tower will collapse, and sadly you comment on her fall: "Oh, all collapsed!" Soon your baby will begin to get pleasure from the consciousness that he is strong and can produce such a wonderful effect.

The Cup upside down: Lay on the table the Cup upside down. We will have to see whether the child is to take it by the handle and properly put. If he accomplishes this, then he has an idea of what must be the subject.

Put the toy on a napkin: When a child is sitting on his high chair, put on a napkin some small toy, but so that he was unable to reach. When a child pulls a napkin, the toy will be in his hands. If he will cope with the task, this will indicate that your baby has a new view on the subject correlations. The child has learned that one item can be on another. If you hold the toy slightly above the cloth, and the child is still pulling her to him, it is clear that he still did not quite understand what was happening.

The toy under the blanket: the eyes of the child hide under a blanket with some toys. Let the kid himself will lift the blanket and find her there. The child is still only beginning to understand what items, if their cover, do not disappear, but remain in its place, and for him in this game there is an element of surprise, causing indescribable delight.

Pots and pans: Pots and pans give your baby more fun than any store-bought toy, especially if these pots and pans Shine. Show the child how to close the saucepan with a lid, let them try to do it myself. If he successfully cope with the case, give him two different pots and caps to them and watch guesses whether the kid, what cover from any of the pan. You can still amuse curious man, hiding in the pan some interesting items. May he, opening the lid, looking for their "surprise". If you have nothing against small noise, show the child how to beat the cover on the cover.

Make a box for toys: For storage of toys can accommodate a large cardboard box. It is convenient and, in addition, will give your child a great pleasure. In the walls of the box, cut a large hole, line it with beautiful paper. In the box fold toys and close it. Now let the kid will try to get their toys through the holes. Toys come in different shapes and to pull them out, the child will have to solve a new task.

Toys in a vase: Large plastic bowl with a round bottom will bring diversity in children's games. The kid can use one hand to hold the vase, and the other to put small balls or balls. If the vase is not too stable, the game becomes even more fun.

The mold for cupcakes: Playing with such a subject, as a form cake pan, the child will be able to get some notion about the account. Take the form and in every deepening put the tennis ball, let the kid in turn takes the ball and puts them back.

Transparent and opaque barriers: When the child has learned to play a variety of "hide and seek", try another option. Place a toy for some transparent barrier. Watch what will make a child. If he'd try to get the toy right through the barrier, or bypass the obstacle?

How to pour cereal: Put in a plastic bottle a little corn flakes. Observe whether the baby invert the bottle and eat delicious.

How to find the picture: Glue on thick cardboard bright picture. Turn the carton in an upright position so that the baby could not see the image. Watch will go do it around the cardboard to find the missing picture.

Game with Easter eggs: Put plastic Easter eggs in a box for eggs. Moving the egg, the baby will receive their early lesson in arithmetic.

Everyday things

Feeding time

For the baby, which grow teeth: Make your child a candy from the juice. (For this purpose there are special molds with plastic chopsticks.) The child will happily lick and bite down on the Lollipop, helping you to hold the sticks. Some children like frozen bananas.

Roll the machine can be in the restaurant: If you had to take the baby to the restaurant, set him up there on high chair with table and show how you can play with the machine and roll it back and forth across the surface of the child table.

Bath and rubdown

Sing the following song while bathing: When your kid is sitting in the bath and you wash it, sing him some simple song.

Put in the tub boat: Turn the box from under the oil bath toy - box is a boat, and, putting her small rubber ball, dip into the water. First, the baby will be happy to look at the ball "in the boat", and then I will try to catch up.

Hunting for my finger: Tie a finger on the child's leg with a bright ribbon. The baby will be enthusiastically to bother trying to remove the ribbon.

Self-service: Give your child a bathing cloth or sponge. Soon it will begin to make attempts to wash their hands, tummy or legs.

The holidays

"Tactile" image: Make tactile pictures from different materials and fabrics. You can take pieces of plush, satin, rubber Mat - all are fun to touch and feel. Let the kid before bedtime "thinks" its tactile "book."

Body part: Draw on a piece of cardboard the shape of the figure of the child. Over different parts of the figures (hands, head, shoulders, feet, knees or belly) carefully glue or sew the pieces of fabric. Now you can play a new game of "hide and seek". When the baby picks up one way or another zanavesochkoy, call the opened part of the body". Over time, the child will itself start to see where your head is and where the legs, and then will play independently.

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Marilyn Segal "Child's play from birth to one year"

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