April 23, 2012

Developmental Activities/Toys for 8-12 Month Olds

Developmental Activities/Toys for 8-12 Month Olds:
Unbreakable mirrors, stacking objects, blocks, soft plush toys, pretend toys like trucks, cars, dolls, phones, etc. board books, containers, old magazines/egg cartons, toys that make noises, balls. Of course always play with your child, sing to them, and talk with them.

Developmental milestones:
-"talking" or babbling
- standing up alone or by holding onto furniture
-walking along furniture
-walking unassisted
-sitting up
-crawling on hands and knees
-pincer grasp (can pick up small objects)
-can find hidden objects

Resources: - Huggies "Caring for Your Baby and Young Child: Birth to Age 5" 

April 15, 2012

Thrift Store Clothing Haul (Save a Ton of Money!)

I love shopping at second-hand stores. I seriously save a ton of money and you can too! I'm not bragging in this video, but simply sharing my tips for how to get name-brand clothing for your kids at an affordable price. I got 10 items for $15, most items were 99 cents or $1.50. Everything I got is high quality with no stains or holes. The brands I got included Old Navy, Cherokee, Children's Place, Gymboree, and Carter's.

We don't find great clothes every time we go shopping at second-hand stores, so you just have to keep at it and sometimes you will find some great items. Please share with me where you shop for affordable kid's clothing!

Here is a link to the book I recommend at the beginning of this video: http://www.yourpregnancyandchildbirth.com/

It's called "Your Pregnancy and Childbirth Month to Month" 5th Edition. I found it cheapest on Amazon here: http://www.amazon.com/Your-Pregnancy-Childbirth-Month-Edition/dp/1934946893

April 5, 2012

Developmental Activities/Toys for 4-7 Month Olds

I am doing a series of videos on developmental activities/toys for infants and newborns. This video features activities for 4-7 month olds. I will do videos on 8-12 months, 12+ months, etc. so stay tuned for those videos as well.

Resources used:
- Huggies "Caring for Your Baby and Young Child: Birth to Age 5" 
- "What to Expect the First Year" 

Activities/Toys for Ages 4-7 Months:
- images or books with high-contract patterns (black/red/white)
- bright, varied mobile
- unbreakable mirror
- rattles
- sing and talk to your baby
- play music for your baby

Milestones by the end of this age period:
- "raking" hand motion
-may transfer items from one hand to the other
- sits up either with assistance or on their own
-rolls from front to back and back to front
- may support their weight while standing on legs
- social player
- recognizes familiar objects and people at a distance
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