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You are My Great Baby!

Domain:

In this activity, you will interact with your baby by listening and singing “It’sGreat to Be Me” and telling your baby how great they are while facing and making eyecontact.

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  • Developmental Step:

    Circle in the making (6 to 12 months)

    Age:

    Infant (Birth to 18 months)

  • Song:

    It’s Great to Be Me

  • Activity:

    You are My Great Baby!

Materials:

  • Song
  • Puppet

GOALS: To Learn, Encourage and Support:

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

Key Developmental Facts:

  • Eye contact is critical to human communication and social emotional development.

Importance of Activity:

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

Suggested Dialogue:

  • Look at you! You have _______ eyes and _________ face.
  • I love to see your smile!
  • Your nose is like a little button in the middle of your face.
  • You are great because you are my baby and I am your __________.
  • You see this is how we can gesture “circle”
  • We can also point to our eyes, mouth, nose and ears.
  • We can dance and move together when we listen to this song.
  • You are _______________ (great! A sweet baby! My precious one! )
  • This is so much fun to make up a story about you and how great you are!
  • Look at this puppet. It is so soft.

Instructions:

  1. Sit the baby in your lap. Introduce the puppet.
  2. Listen to the song “It’s Great to Be Me,” and follow the lyrics by gesturing and pointing to different facial parts on the baby, using the puppet.
  3. See the baby’s reaction (Is the baby smiling? Is the baby following you? Is the baby cooing and babbling?).
  4. Make big gestures to encourage the baby to imitate yours’.
  5. Use the suggested dialogue to talk and describe what is great about your baby. Language development starts by you talking to your baby so they can hear you and listen to spoken language.
  6. Use your animated voice and fluctuate the volume of your voice from whispering to a louder voice.
  7. Use gestures and move your upper body closer and farther while saying “you are G-R-E-A-T!” Be excited and see how the baby responds to it.
  8. Listen to the song “It’s Great to Be Me” again, and dance with your baby by holding your baby up and looking at their face.

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peaPod 2:2

You are My Great Baby!

Domain:

Developmental Step: Circle in the making (6 to 12 months)

Age: Infant (Birth to 18 months)

Song: It’s Great to Be Me

In this activity, you will interact with your baby by listening and singing “It’s Great to Be Me” and telling your baby how great they are while facing and making eye contact.

Materials

  • Song
  • Puppet

Desired Outcomes

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

Key Developmental Facts

  • Eye contact is critical to human communication and social emotional development.

Importance of Activity

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

Suggested Dialogue

  • Look at you! You have _______ eyes and _________ face.
  • I love to see your smile!
  • Your nose is like a little button in the middle of your face.
  • You are great because you are my baby and I am your __________.
  • You see this is how we can gesture “circle”
  • We can also point to our eyes, mouth, nose and ears.
  • We can dance and move together when we listen to this song.
  • You are _______________ (great! A sweet baby! My precious one! )
  • This is so much fun to make up a story about you and how great you are!
  • Look at this puppet. It is so soft.

Instructions

  • Sit the baby in your lap. Introduce the puppet.
  • Listen to the song “It’s Great to Be Me,” and follow the lyrics by gesturing and pointing to different facial parts on the baby, using the puppet.
  • See the baby’s reaction (Is the baby smiling? Is the baby following you? Is the baby cooing and babbling?).
  • Make big gestures to encourage the baby to imitate yours’.
  • Use the suggested dialogue to talk and describe what is great about your baby. Language development starts 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 a louder voice.
  • Use gestures and move your upper body closer and farther while saying “you are G-R-E-A-T!” Be excited and see how the baby responds to it.
  • Listen to the song “It’s Great to Be Me” again, and dance with your baby by holding your baby up and looking at their face.

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