Baby School – 4 Months

Backdated post for Sept 2014

Oh, how I love your big eyes and toothless smile.

Baby play continued to be the main highlight in our Baby School.

“Play is crucial for your child’s social, emotional, physical, and cognitive growth. It’s your child’s way of learning about his body and the world, and he’ll use all five senses to do it, especially in the first year”

Activity Table
I bought an activity table for Sweet Butterfly when she was an infant.  We played with it when she was learning to sit and later, learning to stand.  I thought I had utilized it to the max.  Apparently not.  This table could be used in 8 different ways.
Tummy time with a teacher to ‘play’ the various activities on the table.  This made it more engaging and allowed for some bonding.

Mid-line play with the same loving teacher.

I love his concentrated look.

The teacher did her tummy time too.  I had no idea that an activity table could be used in so many ways.

Finger Puppet Play
Another re-used toy.  These were bought for Sweet Butterfly when she was an infant.  I used them to sing songs for the little boy.  When singing, I moved my finger from side-to-side and up-and-down.  This helped in his eye movement.

Cotton Balls
Spielgaben Set 1 is very attractive for an infant.  Busy Bee glazed at them while his Big Sis did her work.

He was not at a stage where he could bat at them yet.

At times, Big Sis helped him a little.
We had swimming sessions at home in an inflatable pool.  There were lots of kicking around.
Eye Movement
He loved this wooden slide we had.  His eyes followed the clown as it rolled down the slide.  This activity helped to strengthen his neck muscles too. 
Here, we were having a lovely story telling session.
And when I run out of ideas, I used our soft toys for Busy Bee to strengthen his neck muscles.  He coo-ed at them.

Love for reading needs to be cultivated from young.  For a 4 month old baby, our cloth books usually end up in his mouth. 
Sometimes, we just do crazy things together.

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