Sunday, January 23, 2011

Infant Stimulation Activity 116: rattle this

A baby's rattle does not have to be something bought at the store with a little jingle sound. Try making your own rattles. Put some dried beans into a plastic container and fasten the lid on securely with tape. Shake it gently to one side of your baby's head and wait for him to locate the sound.

You can try different sounds by using rice, buttons and macaroni. See if baby prefers certain sounds to other ones.


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  5. I definitely need to try this. My daughter is 22 month old, she will probably also have fun opening it up and splashing it everywhere. We love messes too :)

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  10. My 2 year old still loves to do this! We make drums and instruments out of everything! Can't wait to try some of this stuff with my 2 month old.

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