Crawl and Chase
This is a very fun baby game to play once your baby can crawl. This will build your baby's motor and movement coordination - it is also a great social game for both of you. For the health of your knees, it is best to play this game on carpet.
Place your baby on the floor and move some distance away. Start crawling towards your baby, saying "here I come" or "I'm going to get you" (some fathers prefer a playful growl!). Once you get to your baby, you can tickle her or pick her up for a kiss. As your baby gets used to the game, she may try to evade you by crawling away.
A variation your baby may prefer is when she chases you instead. You can hide behind the bed or around corners, slightly peeking so your baby can see you. She will often come chase you down. Of course, in this case, you can say, "you got me!" then praise her for catching you.
Be careful to keep your play area baby-proof so your baby does not crash or bump into sharp corners or items!
Learning and Development Skills:
- Social and Emotional
- Movement, Motor Skills and Hand Eye Coordination