Stick 'em Down
This baby game will challenge your baby's cognitive and problem solving abilities, though it may frustrate her initially! You will need some clear contact paper and several small items, books and toys that will stick well. This game works best on a hard surfaced floor, not carpeting.
For each toy, cut an appropriate amount of contact paper for the toy's bottom then stick it on the floor. Repeat for all the toys, spreading them around the floor. Once the stage is set, have your baby crawl or roll over. You can start by pretending to attempt to lift a toy unsuccessfully and saying, "Can you help me?" See if your baby can figure out the problem. You can help if she gets frustrated.
Be sure to monitor your baby closely during this game so she does not get the contact paper in her hair or face, especially near her mouth.
Many babies love to pull items off velcro, so that is an alternative to contact paper if you can connect the strips to stationary items and toys.
Learning and Development Skills:
- Cognitive, Problem Solving and Memory