Now You See It Now You Don't!
This baby game will start to test your infant's memory. Ideally, your infant should already be able to slowly follow your moving finger back and forth. You should have a small soft toy that is a bright color that your baby can easily see.
First, make sure your baby is in a secure baby seat or have your partner hold him in a comfortable position. Show your baby the toy, then hide it behind your back asking "Where is it?". Pop it back out (not too fast so the baby is startled) with a "It's Here!" Initially, it is better to be predicatable so your baby can anticipate the toy's reappearance. You can eventually pop the toy up from different locations!
One variation of this game for very young infants (0-1 months) would be to just cover the toy with a cloth so there is not too much movement. You then uncover the cloth with the "It's Here!" exclamation.
Learning and Development Skills:
- Cognitive, Problem Solving, and Memory