Get Ready for Giggles
The four fun games below will entertain--and instruct--your bambino.
Dangle your baby's feet in the water and gently pull her around.
Benefits: She'll start kicking and get used to the feeling of water resistance.
Follow the leader
Anything from dipping her toes to dunking her nose is a blast when Baby sees you do it first.
Benefit: You'll spur your tadpole to try new things.
Hold a rubber duckie just out of reach and coax her to grab and pull it toward her as you hold her from behind.
Benefit: It teaches strokelike motions.
Lay baby on her belly on a foam mat and slowly move it back and forth.
Benefits: Strengthens back and neck and helps her feel secure while floating.
Originally published in the June 2011 issue of American Baby magazine.