Teach your Baby: My Body
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On my lap
Song, Rhyme or Story time
Head and Shoulders: Traditional Action Song
As you sing, use both hands and touch baby gently to teach her body parts.
Head and shoulders, knees and toes
Twinkle Twinkle Little Toes: Adapted Traditional
Use the same tune as Twinkle Twinkle Little Star. Sing this song when your baby is on her back. The diaper table is a good place. Most babies can easily touch their toes to their nose with your help. It will make them giggle.
Twinkle twinkle little toes
This little piggy: Traditional Rhyme
Start with the big toe. Wiggle each toe as you sing a line of the rhyme. For the last little piggy, run your fingers up to the baby's chin. Give her a little tickle.
This little piggy went to market.
This little Piggy went Potty: Adapted for toilet trainers
This rhyme is for older babies. Teach it to them as you begin to toilet train.
This little piggy wore diapers.
The Moon is Round: Traditional Poem
Draw a circle on your baby's face as you say the rhyme. Touch the baby's eyes, nose, and mouth gently as you finish the rhyme.
The moon is round
Peek-a-knees: Adaptation of Peek-a-boo
Peek-a-boo is one of the first games parents play with babies. Mommy covers her eyes with her hands. Then Mommy takes her hands away and says, "Peek-a-boo." Babies love this game because they learn that Mommy comes back. Teach your baby traditional peek-a-boo first. Then, one at a time, change it to peek-a-nose, peek-a-toes, and peek-a-knees.
Whose toes are those?
Babies love to look at pictures of people, especially other babies. Put close up pictures of relatives and other babies on your fridge or in a photo album. Ask the baby to point out the eyes, ears, and other body parts.
diaper table: safe surface where you lay a baby to change him into clean clothes
More fun for Baby:
The following books are available new or used online. Type the titles and/or authors into a search engine to buy books about babies and their bodies.Books
Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes by Annie Kubler
Baby Faces by Margaret Miller
Everywhere Babies by Susan Meyers and Marla Frazee