Inexpensive, Engaging Activities to Help Your Baby Reach Developmental Milestones
Every parent wants to encourage their baby’s education and growth, but where should you start? Hannah Fathi is here to save the day with 65 essential activities that use play as a vehicle for teaching and skill- building. With options that focus on everything from fine and gross motor skills to observation and investigation skills and beyond, these activities are guaranteed to delight your little one while introducing fundamental concepts and sparking curiosity. Whether you’re a new parent looking for methods to make tummy time more appealing to your infant, or a caregiver on the hunt for exciting ways to teach a toddler about colors and shapes, this indispensable resource has the answer.
Including chapters on sensory play, fine and gross motor play, imagination and more, these hands-on projects use everyday objects and recycled materials, saving you money and making the most of what you already have on hand. Best of all, each activity requires minimal preparation, and many come with traceable templates, so even the busiest parent can skip expensive store-bought toys in favor of these cute, frugal and fun activities. Teach your child about music and sound with the Rainbow Chickpea Shaker or the Cake Tin Drum, or let their imagination run wild with Baby-Sock Finger Puppets or the Make-Believe Mailbox. Sponge- paint a masterpiece together using taste-safe paint, or mesmerize your infant with a black and white Montessori mobile they won’t be able to look away from. With Hannah’s expertise and ingenuity, learning and development have never been easier or more enjoyable.
”This book is a boon for tired parents everywhere! Hannah curates simple, inexpensive and engaging activities for little ones, and I’ve turned to her resources many times for my own children.” —Cara Florance, author of the Baby Medical School series
”Hannah provides so many creative, easy-to-set-up and playful ways to engage with your baby. This book is a fantastic resource for any new or experienced parent!” —Mandisa Watts, creator of Happy Toddler Playtime and author of Exciting Sensory Bins for Curious Kids
”Hannah shares easy play ideas for babies and toddlers that use common materials you probably already have on hand. They are engaging and fun with not a lot of prep work required!” ——Kimberly McLeod, creator of The Best Ideas for Kids