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Baby Playtime

Place your baby on their back and dangle anything safe, handy, and interesting just out of their reach. Encourage them to follow the objects with their eyes and head or to reach for them. Comment on how hard they try, “You almost touched the spoon”

See what your child is learning

In this activity, your baby is practicing controlling their body to look at or reach for a spoon. You’re helping them build their brain and develop important skills like focus, self-control, and persistence.

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