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10 Fun Games for Baby’s First Year

Sing-a-Song

Babies love music, from soothing lullabies to rhythmic drums and silly ditties. Even if you don't think you can carry a tune, baby will love for you to sing to him and it will help you deepen the parent-child bond.

Give your baby the opportunity to listen to a variety of different types of music. Based on how he responds (Does he coo? Wriggle around? Smile?), you'll probably be able to determine his favorite kind of music.

Songs don't even need to be "real" songs to make for a development boosting game. Make up a tune about what you're doing as you give baby a bath or walk through the park. The exposure to language will help your child build his vocabulary.

WebMD Medical Reference

Reviewed by Roy Benaroch, MD on August 23, 2014
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