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 learn to compare different sounds and their qualities (e.g. loud/soft).
You will need:
- Small or large plastic soda bottles, with their lids
- Dried beans, small jingle bells, rice, salt, water
- Hot glue gun (for adult use only)
- Place a few spoonfuls of beans (or your choice of sound maker) inside a small or large plastic bottle.
- Glue the lid on so that the contents do not come out.
- Babies who are not crawling or sitting yet can kick at the larger bottle (from a lying down position) to make a sound. Those who are sitting and able to grasp objects can pick up smaller bottles to shake.
- Fill several small bottles with different sound makers so babies can compare a variety of sounds.
- Tell your baby how proud you feel when they kick or grasp the shaker to make a sound
- Feel that you notice her and care about her interests
- Sing songs to your baby (i.e. Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star or Old MacDonald)
- Feel encouraged to keep the beat with the shaker and make music sounds!
- Talk about what is inside each bottle and describe the sounds they make.
- Learn new language skills
Everyday Moments: Play Time