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1:5

It’s Great To be Me!

Domain:

In this activity, you will listen, sing, and move to “It’s Great to Be Me,” whileholding your baby and telling them how great they are.

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  • Developmental Step:

    The fledging Circle (Birth to 6 months)

    Age:

    Infant (Birth to 18 months)

  • Song:

    It’s Great to Be Me

  • Activity:

    It’s Great To be Me!

Materials:

  • Song

GOALS: To Learn, Encourage and Support:

  • Bonding and attachment
  • Eye contact and face-to-face interaction
  • Imitation of simple actions
  • Communication and language development
  • New multisensory experiences and discoveries

Key Developmental Facts:

  • Early repeated experiences such as talking, singing, cuddling, touching, rocking, and caring for the young infant are the key ingredients to brain development.

Importance of Activity:

  • In doing this activity, you will encourage your baby to look at you, imitate you and follow your lead. Your baby will enjoy being held near your chest, looking at your face, making eye contact, hearing and listening to you and the song. Learning to imitate the gestures and sounds around them develops when your baby follows your animated voice and gestures. Spending time with your baby, communicating and interacting is the foundation to social and emotional development.

Suggested Dialogue:

  • I love to see your smile and the way you look at me!
  • You are great because you are my baby and I am your __________.
  • Your little mouth looks like a banana too!
  • Let’s find your little nose, and eyes, and round head!
  • We can dance and move together when we listen to this song.
  • You are _______________ (great! A sweet baby! My precious one! )
  • I am so happy to be your ________ because you are G-R-E-A-T!

Instructions:

  1. Hold the baby in your arms so you are face-to-face with each other.
  2. Listen to the song “It’s Great to Be Me,” and follow the lyrics by gesturing and pointing to your baby’s different facial features.
  3. See the baby’s reaction. (Is the baby smiling? Is the baby following you? Is the baby cooing and babbling?)
  4. Move to the music by spinning around while singing the song.
  5. Make big gestures to encourage the baby to imitate yours’.
  6. Use the suggested dialogue to talk to your baby. Language development begins by you talking to your baby so they can hear you and listen to spoken language.
  7. Use your animated voice and fluctuate the volume of your voice from whispering to loud.
  8. Use excited gestures, and move your upper body closer and farther away, while saying: you are G-R-E-A-T! See how the baby responds and follow their lead.
  9. As long as baby is expressing joy and is engaged, continue to dance with them.

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peaPod 1:5

It’s Great To be Me!

Domain:

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

Age: Infant (Birth to 18 months)

Song: It’s Great to Be Me

In this activity, you will listen, sing, and move to “It’s Great to Be Me,” while holding your baby and telling them how great they are.

Materials

  • Song

Desired Outcomes

  • Bonding and attachment
  • Eye contact and face-to-face interaction
  • Imitation of simple actions
  • Communication and language development
  • New multisensory experiences and discoveries

Key Developmental Facts

  • Early repeated experiences such as talking, singing, cuddling, touching, rocking, and caring for the young infant are the key ingredients to brain development.

Importance of Activity

  • In doing this activity, you will encourage your baby to look at you, imitate you and follow your lead. Your baby will enjoy being held near your chest, looking at your face, making eye contact, hearing and listening to you and the song. Learning to imitate the gestures and sounds around them develops when your baby follows your animated voice and gestures. Spending time with your baby, communicating and interacting is the foundation to social and emotional development.

Suggested Dialogue

  • I love to see your smile and the way you look at me!
  • You are great because you are my baby and I am your __________.
  • Your little mouth looks like a banana too!
  • Let’s find your little nose, and eyes, and round head!
  • We can dance and move together when we listen to this song.
  • You are _______________ (great! A sweet baby! My precious one! )
  • I am so happy to be your ________ because you are G-R-E-A-T!

Instructions

  • Hold the baby in your arms so you are face-to-face with each other.
  • Listen to the song “It’s Great to Be Me,” and follow the lyrics by gesturing and pointing to your baby’s different facial features.
  • See the baby’s reaction. (Is the baby smiling? Is the baby following you? Is the baby cooing and babbling?)
  • Move to the music by spinning around while singing the song.
  • Make big gestures to encourage the baby to imitate yours’.
  • Use the suggested dialogue to talk to your baby. Language development begins by you talking to your baby so they can hear you and listen to spoken language.
  • Use your animated voice and fluctuate the volume of your voice from whispering to loud.
  • Use excited gestures, and move your upper body closer and farther away, while saying: you are G-R-E-A-T! See how the baby responds and follow their lead.
  • As long as baby is expressing joy and is engaged, continue to dance with them.

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