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Say My Name

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In this activity, you will have your baby listen to your voice from whispering to louderwhen saying their name.

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  • Developmental Step:

    The fledging Circle (Birth to 6 months)

    Age:

    Infant (Birth to 18 months)

  • Song:

    I Am Me

  • Activity:

    Say My Name

Materials:

  • Song
  • Your voice

GOALS: To Learn, Encourage and Support:

  • Adult-child interactions
  • Bonding and attachment
  • Auditory and vision senses
  • Development of name recognition
  • Eye contact
  • Communication and language development

Key Developmental Facts:

  • Babies are born with reflexes - involuntary responses to stimulation around them.
  • The Moro (Startle) reflex: When startled by loud noises, sudden movements, or with a sensation of falling, babies will extend and retract their arms, legs, fingers and arch their back.
  • Most babies outgrow this reflex by 3-4 months.

Importance of Activity:

  • In doing this activity, you will encourage your baby to look at you, and listen to your fluctuating voice when saying their name.
  • You will learn your infant’s sound and voice preferences from their reactions to your voice.
  • Your baby will have the opportunity to start to connect familiar sounds and voices to themself and the people around them.

Suggested Dialogue:

  • Look at _______. You are my precious baby.
  • ________________ (baby’s name) look at _____________.
  • Oh, ________ (baby’s name) you have long fingers.
  • ______________ (baby’s name) is your name.
  • Let’s see, can you repeat after me? (say the name slowly, quickly)
  • Look at you _____________(baby’s name)! Your gaze is so direct.
  • You see my dear _____________ (baby’s name) I love when you look at me.
  • This is so wonderful ______________! You are trying to talk to _________________!

Instructions:

  1. Be close to the baby so they can see, hear and sense your presence.
  2. Listen to the song “I Am Me” while holding your baby. Sing along and whisper their name to the music.
  3. Notice how the baby will curl their hand around your finger and hold it tight.
  4. Use the suggested dialogue and talk softly to the child while calling their name. Talking to your baby is important so they hear your voice and become accustomed to verbal language.
  5. Be animated by using your expressive face and by trying different voices.
  6. Make eye contact and encourage the baby to meet your eyes.
  7. To encourage cooing, wait for the baby to respond as if you are taking turns talking to each other.
  8. Repeat saying the baby’s name emphasizing the sounds in the name, and using different tones-whispers, soft, louder

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peaPod 1:2

Say My Name

Domain:

Developmental Step: The fledging Circle (Birth to 6 months)

Age: Infant (Birth to 18 months)

Song: I Am Me

In this activity, you will have your baby listen to your voice from whispering to louder when saying their name.

Materials

  • Song
  • Your voice

Desired Outcomes

  • Adult-child interactions
  • Bonding and attachment
  • Auditory and vision senses
  • Development of name recognition
  • Eye contact
  • Communication and language development

Key Developmental Facts

  • Babies are born with reflexes - involuntary responses to stimulation around them.
  • The Moro (Startle) reflex: When startled by loud noises, sudden movements, or with a sensation of falling, babies will extend and retract their arms, legs, fingers and arch their back.
  • Most babies outgrow this reflex by 3-4 months.

Importance of Activity

  • In doing this activity, you will encourage your baby to look at you, and listen to your fluctuating voice when saying their name.
  • You will learn your infant’s sound and voice preferences from their reactions to your voice.
  • Your baby will have the opportunity to start to connect familiar sounds and voices to themself and the people around them.

Suggested Dialogue

  • Look at _______. You are my precious baby.
  • ________________ (baby’s name) look at _____________.
  • Oh, ________ (baby’s name) you have long fingers.
  • ______________ (baby’s name) is your name.
  • Let’s see, can you repeat after me? (say the name slowly, quickly)
  • Look at you _____________(baby’s name)! Your gaze is so direct.
  • You see my dear _____________ (baby’s name) I love when you look at me.
  • This is so wonderful ______________! You are trying to talk to _________________!

Instructions

  • Be close to the baby so they can see, hear and sense your presence.
  • Listen to the song “I Am Me” while holding your baby. Sing along and whisper their name to the music.
  • Notice how the baby will curl their hand around your finger and hold it tight.
  • Use the suggested dialogue and talk softly to the child while calling their name. Talking to your baby is important so they hear your voice and become accustomed to verbal language.
  • Be animated by using your expressive face and by trying different voices.
  • Make eye contact and encourage the baby to meet your eyes.
  • To encourage cooing, wait for the baby to respond as if you are taking turns talking to each other.
  • Repeat saying the baby’s name emphasizing the sounds in the name, and using different tones-whispers, soft, louder

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