Thursday, September 30, 2010

Infant Stimulation Activity 79: The Pumpkin Patch

Your baby’s first trip to the pumpkin patch can be a wonderful time for infant stimulation; the cool crisp air, the crinkling of leaves, and of course those pumpkins and gourds. It is definitely a great place to introduce baby to the words and textures of smooth, rough and bumpy.

First find a nice smooth pumpkin and stroke it with baby’s hand. Say, “The pumpkin is smooth. Feel the pumpkin? It is smooth.” Then find a nice textured gourd and again stroke it using baby’s hand. Say, “The gourd is bumpy.” Find some burlap on a scarecrow or some hay/straw and do the same for the word and feeling of "rough".

Be sure to have your camera nearby as the faces baby will make will be priceless too!

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