Baby play should be included in the daily rituals of your baby.
Baby play is one of the main ways that children learn about themselves and their environment.
Some of the built in baby play things are, toes, fingers, hands, legs and feet.
Babyâ€™s first year is filled with many challenges and new experiences for everyone in your family.
As a parent you are your first baby playmate. You should expose your baby to playmates and other people outside your immediate family. Baby play encourages in learning communication and interaction skills of your baby.
In the early months of your baby play are wonderful times to get to know your baby and build a loving relationship together. Watch for the things your baby plays and when she likes to play.
Itâ€™s never too early to let your baby enjoy social activities. If you start teaching social skills early to your baby, he can acquire better social skills when he is older. It is better to go out with your baby a couple of times in a week so that both of you can interact with other parents and babies.
Your baby doesnâ€™t like to play with other babies. Generally babies are very interested in watching the other babies and at times may interact with them by hitting, touching, or grabbing them. Usually babies wonâ€™t participate in a playing activity until they are toddlers.
There are several ways that you can get out of the house and socialize with your baby. One thing you should keep in mind is that if your baby isnâ€™t feeling well, you should keep your baby away from other babies or if one of the other babies is sick.
The things through which you can encourage your baby play with her playmates:
- Expose your baby to as many social settings as possible. Taking your baby out is a great way for both of you to have a change of scenery and vary your daily routine. Your baby will be excited and encouraged by all new faces, voices, and settings that he will encounter on his adventure. Obviously, by doing like this you can encourage your baby play with others.
- Find a parent or baby play group to join. Your baby will enjoy watching other babies and children and he will be interested to play with his play mates.
- You can make your baby as part of a larger group by taking your baby to a baby play group or for a swim at the pool. In that larger group your baby is more interested in learning that smiles and coos he uses on you at home.