Playing in month 7

    Play a musical face game

    Make up a different sound for each part of your face - a sneeze for your nose or a tongue click for your mouth, for example. Sit with your baby facing you. Touch your nose and sneeze. Touch your mouth and click. Continue for your chin, eyes, ears and eyebrows. Allow your child to touch your face, and as he does, make the same sounds your face "made" and name the parts, too. Touch your child’s nose and see if he makes a sound at you!

    How it helps the brain grow

    Your child is attending to the details of your face. Babies prefer human faces over any other shape.

    The school connection

    Attention to detail is important for the visual discrimination necessary in reading.

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