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You Are Growing Up My Little One

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In this activity, you will talk to your baby using your animated voice telling them howmuch they have grown.

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  • Developmental Step:

    The fledging Circle (Birth to 6 months)

    Age:

    Infant (Birth to 18 months)

  • Song:

    I Am Growing Up

  • Activity:

    You Are Growing Up My Little One

Materials:

  • Song
  • Your voice

GOALS: To Learn, Encourage and Support:

  • Adult-child interactions
  • Bonding and attachment
  • Auditory and vision senses
  • Eye contact
  • Communication

Key Developmental Facts:

  • Newborns can’t support the weight of their own heads and need to be held and carried so their head is supported.
  • Within the first three-six months of life, babies will strengthen their neck muscles so they can support their own heads.

Importance of Activity:

  • In doing this activity, you will encourage your baby to look at you and listen to your fluctuating voice.
  • You will tell your baby about how they are growing.
  • By watching your infant’s reactions you will learn how to use your voice effectively with your child.
  • Early verbal interactions will give your infant the opportunity to start connecting familiar sounds and voices to the people around them.
  • These early conversations give your child the opportunity to respond and communicate by cooing and babbling

Suggested Dialogue:

  • ________________ (baby’s name) look at _____________!
  • Oh, ________ (baby’s name) you have grown so much!
  • Let’s see, can you tell ________________ that you are a big ________ (boy/girl).
  • Look at you _____________(baby’s name)! You can hold your head up and look around!
  • You see my dear _____________ (baby’s name) I love when you look at me.
  • This is so wonderful ______________! You are trying to talk to _________________!
  • You are holding the toy so tight and bringing it to your mouth.
  • You have such a beautiful smile! I love to see your smile!
  • You are following _______________’s voice and you can turn your head from one side to the other!
  • You have grown and now you recognize me!

Instructions:

  1. Be close to the baby so they can see, hear and sense your presence.
  2. Listen to the song, “I Am Growing Up,” while holding your baby and whispering their name.
  3. Sing along if you can.
  4. Notice how the baby will curl their hand around your finger and hold it tight.
  5. Tell your baby how they have grown.
  6. Use the suggested dialogue to talk to your baby. Verbal communication is important for your baby so they can hear your voice and become accustomed to the use of verbal language.
  7. Be animated by using your expressive face and by trying different voices.
  8. Make eye contact with your baby and encourage them to look your eyes.
  9. Wait for the baby to respond as if you are taking turns to encourage cooing.
  10. While you talk, emphasize sounds to encourage your baby to imitate and respond to you.

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peaPod 1:3

You Are Growing Up My Little One

Domain:

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

Age: Infant (Birth to 18 months)

Song: I Am Growing Up

In this activity, you will talk to your baby using your animated voice telling them how much they have grown.

Materials

  • Song
  • Your voice

Desired Outcomes

  • Adult-child interactions
  • Bonding and attachment
  • Auditory and vision senses
  • Eye contact
  • Communication

Key Developmental Facts

  • Newborns can’t support the weight of their own heads and need to be held and carried so their head is supported.
  • Within the first three-six months of life, babies will strengthen their neck muscles so they can support their own heads.

Importance of Activity

  • In doing this activity, you will encourage your baby to look at you and listen to your fluctuating voice.
  • You will tell your baby about how they are growing.
  • By watching your infant’s reactions you will learn how to use your voice effectively with your child.
  • Early verbal interactions will give your infant the opportunity to start connecting familiar sounds and voices to the people around them.
  • These early conversations give your child the opportunity to respond and communicate by cooing and babbling

Suggested Dialogue

  • ________________ (baby’s name) look at _____________!
  • Oh, ________ (baby’s name) you have grown so much!
  • Let’s see, can you tell ________________ that you are a big ________ (boy/girl).
  • Look at you _____________(baby’s name)! You can hold your head up and look around!
  • You see my dear _____________ (baby’s name) I love when you look at me.
  • This is so wonderful ______________! You are trying to talk to _________________!
  • You are holding the toy so tight and bringing it to your mouth.
  • You have such a beautiful smile! I love to see your smile!
  • You are following _______________’s voice and you can turn your head from one side to the other!
  • You have grown and now you recognize me!

Instructions

  • Be close to the baby so they can see, hear and sense your presence.
  • Listen to the song, “I Am Growing Up,” while holding your baby and whispering their name.
  • Sing along if you can.
  • Notice how the baby will curl their hand around your finger and hold it tight.
  • Tell your baby how they have grown.
  • Use the suggested dialogue to talk to your baby. Verbal communication is important for your baby so they can hear your voice and become accustomed to the use of verbal language.
  • Be animated by using your expressive face and by trying different voices.
  • Make eye contact with your baby and encourage them to look your eyes.
  • Wait for the baby to respond as if you are taking turns to encourage cooing.
  • While you talk, emphasize sounds to encourage your baby to imitate and respond to you.

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