Lie the infant on their tummy on a blanket and sit in front of them. Show the infant a stuffed animal, ball or other toy that rolls encourage baby to reach for toy.

Goal:This activity exercises and strengthens baby’s arms, legs and stomach muscles. It also encourages scooting and crawling.

Even the youngest babies have the capacity to communicate. Eye contact is one of the simplest forms of communication for babies. It makes them feel safe and secure and begins to create a bond. It also is the beginning of language development. When we make eye contact with babies and they make noises in response, they are learning how to verbally communicate their feelings and get a response from us.