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2:3

Hide and Seek Name!

Domain:

In this activity, you will listen to the song “My Name Is Me” with your baby, whilerepeatedly saying your baby’s name and using a colorful cloth during a game of Hide andSeek.

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  • Developmental Step:

    Circle in the making (6 to 12 months)

    Age:

    Infant (Birth to 18 months)

  • Song:

    I Am Me

  • Activity:

    Hide and Seek Name!

Materials:

  • Song
  • Scarf or colorful cloth
  • Your voice

GOALS: To Learn, Encourage and Support:

  • Bonding and attachment
  • Eye contact and face-to-face interaction
  • Imitation
  • Eye-hand coordination
  • Communication and language development
  • Development of name recognition

Key Developmental Facts:

  • At around 8 weeks, as the brain's front temporal lobe (the speech center) develops, babies start cooing, using the back of their throats to make vowel sounds.

Importance of Activity:

  • In doing this activity, you will encourage your baby to look at you, imitate you and follow your lead. Your baby is eager to hear and listen to your voice while playing Hide and Seek. Using your animated voice and gestures will provide an opportunity for your baby to hear your voice and connect it to the familiar sound of their name. Spending time with your baby, playing and interacting is priceless!

Suggested Dialogue:

  • Look at this beautiful cloth; let’s play ‘Hide and Seek” _____________ (baby’s name).
  • I love to see your smile my little ____________ (baby’s name)!
  • Where is my little _________________ (baby’s name)? Where are you ________________ (baby’s name)?
  • Look at me my little _______ (baby’s name). You are my precious baby.
  • Oh, ________ (baby’s name) I cannot see you!
  • Let’s call out your name ______________ (baby’s name) and try to find you!
  • 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. Have the baby laying down or sitting on your lap.
  2. Listen to the song “I Am Me” while gesturing to the baby and pointing at the lyrics.
  3. Hold the scarf or cloth and wave it in the air and let it land gently on your baby.
  4. See the baby’s reaction when you take off the cloth (Are they smiling? Is the baby following you? Is the baby cooing and babbling?).
  5. Talk and describe what you are doing with the scarf to encourage the baby to imitate your gestures.
  6. Cover your face with a scarf and then reveal it.
  7. Use your animated voice and fluctuate the volume of your voice from whispering to louder when saying the name of the baby.
  8. Use the suggested dialogue to talk to your baby so they have the opportunity to hear and listen to spoken language.
  9. Allow the baby to play with the scarf or cloth too.
  10. Listen to the song “I Am Me” again, and move and dance while holding your baby and looking at their face.

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peaPod 2:3

Hide and Seek Name!

Domain:

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

Age: Infant (Birth to 18 months)

Song: I Am Me

In this activity, you will listen to the song “My Name Is Me” with your baby, while repeatedly saying your baby’s name and using a colorful cloth during a game of Hide and Seek.

Materials

  • Song
  • Scarf or colorful cloth
  • Your voice

Desired Outcomes

  • Bonding and attachment
  • Eye contact and face-to-face interaction
  • Imitation
  • Eye-hand coordination
  • Communication and language development
  • Development of name recognition

Key Developmental Facts

  • At around 8 weeks, as the brain's front temporal lobe (the speech center) develops, babies start cooing, using the back of their throats to make vowel sounds.

Importance of Activity

  • In doing this activity, you will encourage your baby to look at you, imitate you and follow your lead. Your baby is eager to hear and listen to your voice while playing Hide and Seek. Using your animated voice and gestures will provide an opportunity for your baby to hear your voice and connect it to the familiar sound of their name. Spending time with your baby, playing and interacting is priceless!

Suggested Dialogue

  • Look at this beautiful cloth; let’s play ‘Hide and Seek” _____________ (baby’s name).
  • I love to see your smile my little ____________ (baby’s name)!
  • Where is my little _________________ (baby’s name)? Where are you ________________ (baby’s name)?
  • Look at me my little _______ (baby’s name). You are my precious baby.
  • Oh, ________ (baby’s name) I cannot see you!
  • Let’s call out your name ______________ (baby’s name) and try to find you!
  • 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

  • Have the baby laying down or sitting on your lap.
  • Listen to the song “I Am Me” while gesturing to the baby and pointing at the lyrics.
  • Hold the scarf or cloth and wave it in the air and let it land gently on your baby.
  • See the baby’s reaction when you take off the cloth (Are they smiling? Is the baby following you? Is the baby cooing and babbling?).
  • Talk and describe what you are doing with the scarf to encourage the baby to imitate your gestures.
  • Cover your face with a scarf and then reveal it.
  • Use your animated voice and fluctuate the volume of your voice from whispering to louder when saying the name of the baby.
  • Use the suggested dialogue to talk to your baby so they have the opportunity to hear and listen to spoken language.
  • Allow the baby to play with the scarf or cloth too.
  • Listen to the song “I Am Me” again, and move and dance while holding your baby and looking at their face.

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