Intellectual Development means being able to think creatively and abstractly, to pay attention, solve problems and develop keen judgement along with a lifelong readiness to learn.
Your baby will begin to observe shapes and sizes (i.e. circle, big, small).
You will need:
- Bubble blowing solution or dish soap
- Bubble blowing wand
- Space indoors or outside
- Tell baby that you are dipping the wand in the solution and making big, shiny, round bubbles.
- Stand up and blow the bubbles so they float down around baby.
- Blow them up into the air. Wave the wand back and forth.
- As the bubbles float around, show your baby how you reach for them and try to grasp them with your hand or poke them with your finger.
- Comment on what you see your baby doing (i.e. Where did the bubble go? It's gone!)
- Love the attention as you play together
- Demonstrate different ways for baby to play with the bubbles (i.e. poke, swat, or blow at them)
- Learn new ways of popping the bubbles as she watches you
- As you blow bubbles with your baby, talk about what you are doing
- Learn new words like bubble, round, wand, float and pop to help her build her language skills
Everyday Moments: Play Time