With your child on their back, fly your hand above their face. Pretend your hand is a plane, a bird, or a car. Talk about what you’re doing. Tell a story, make sounds, or sing. Do they grab your fingers, watch your hands move, or kick? Try different ideas to find what they like best.
See what your child is learning
Your child is learning to pay attention and use self-control as they follow your movements. You’re also helping them learn that objects can stand for other things. Your hand can be a plane or a car. This ability is important for learning to read and write later on.