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How To Play With Your Baby – 2 Month Old

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How To Play With Your Baby - 2 Month Old

 

Looking for ways to keep your baby entertained? Here are some fun games you can play with your two month old for some guaranteed fun!

*While I recommend these activities for two month olds, remember that each baby develops at a different pace. So, if your little one isn’t quite ready for one of these games, don’t worry- just try it again in a couple weeks or do a different activity from the list until you find one that engages your baby.


Kitty Paws

Skills: Hand-eye coordination

What you’ll need: Any lightweight toy or rattle (you can also use simple household items such as a wooden spoon or wash cloth)

How to play:

  1. Lay your baby on the floor (you can also prop them up with a rolled up blanket or Boppy).
  2. One at a time, dangle a toy/object just within arms reach.
  3. Watch as your baby uses their hand-eye coordination to grab for or swat at the objects.

Note: If you are using a household item, don’t use small objects or items that are unsafe for babies to handle in case they grab hold of it from you.


Superman!

Skills: Gross motor

What you’ll need: Nothing!

How to play:

  1. Lay on your back with your legs bent at a 90 degree angle.
  2. Lay your baby (belly down) on your shins.
  3. If you are able, slowly and carefully move your legs back and forth and side to side to give the feel that your baby is flying through the air!

Note: Always maintain hold of your baby by holding on to both their hands.


Bicycles

Skills: Auditory

What you’ll need: Nothing!

How to play:

  1. Lay your baby down on a flat surface.
  2. Gently grasp your baby’s ankles and move his legs slowly in small circles, as if he were riding a bicycle.
  3. Change it up by alternating the speed and/or exaggerating the movements.

Note: This activity strengthens your baby’s legs and abdomen.


Having a Ball

Skills: Gross motor

What you’ll need:Exercise ball

How to play:

  1. Carefully place your baby down on top of an exercise ball.
  2. Once you’ve found the best, comfortable position, gently and slowly roll your baby back and forth, always ensuring you have a good grip on your baby.
  3. Keep your baby’s interest, and insure they stay settled, by singing as you rock them.

Note: You may need to vary the angle at which your baby is positioned on the ball depending on what kind of challenge they are ready for.


Story Time

Skills: Too many to name!

What you’ll need: Picture books

How to play:

At this age its not about comprehending the text. Your baby just wants to cuddle up with you and hear your voice. Try using props such as puppets or vary the tone of your voice. You don’t even need to read the words: You can describe the pictures or make up your own story, your baby won’t mind.

Note: Choose books with little or no text and big, high-contrast picture.

 

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About Priscilla

Hi! My name is Priscilla and I a proud mommy and wife. I was born and raised in California and moved to the Midwest to attend the University of Michigan where I studied Elementary Education. After graduation, I accepted a teaching position in my current town of Ann Arbor, MI where I taught kindergarten and first grade. After having Caleb, I decided to leave teaching to stay home with him and I never looked back. Now, I spend my days doing what I love best: writing and photography for this blog and watching my little one grow.

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