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#1 of 8 Old 01-25-2006, 04:06 PM - Thread Starter
 
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what are some games i can play with haye to keep him entertained for as long as possible?
the kid is always on the move (but not actually moving...)

he loves his jolly jumper (as of today) and we play games with him like bouncing and singing and putting his receiving blanket on his face and he pulls it off grinning while we say "where's haye?!?"...there are other games we play too, i just can't really think of any and i'd like to start more.

so yeah.

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Anything with a mirror at this age is really fun. We used to do a choochoo game with their legs. Alternate one leg then the other keep making train sounds as you move their legs faster the "train" goes faster. My DC both loved this gave and it is a physical therapy exercise, oh and if they are gassy they won't be for long. Have fun with your babe.
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The bee: Use your pointer finger as the bee and make a buzzing sound as baby tracks the moving figer and buzzz higher and higher as you get close to baby and land with a tickel!

My 4 1/2 month old just doesn't get tierd of it. She laughs and laughs and being a stay at home mom, I can spend massive amounts of time doing this. Its good for her to practice tracking movement also.
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We do '123 sit up'. G will be on his back on the floor, I hold each of his hands and count 123 then pull him up to sit. Many times, he decides to lock his knees so he can stand up instead. It's so fun because I can watch his anticipation build and there is always a happy/proud face when he gets to stand. Dancing is also super fun for him. He loves when I help him move his arms or legs to do all kinds of different things. Another one of our fun things is 'flying'. I lie on my back and pull my knees to my chest and I put G belly down on the front of my calves. He laughs and laughs although I think this will have to be stopped for a while because he's moving more on his own. And even though I have a good grip on him, I know one of these days he's going to fly off and how will I explain that to DHHS!

Oh and he LOVES his Johnny Jump-up.

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I got a book of fun little rhymes as a gift with my first so now on my third I practically know them all. Emily Just loves it when I talk to her and anytime anyone says the word Pretty she gets this huge grin like she totally knows I do the super baby thing to on my legs. She really likes her new tummy time mat but only for a few minutes at a time. Anyway just have fun and by the way your babe has an awesome birthday the 27th is the best (my B-day )
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I posted this same question 3 months ago because, at 4 months, my days seemed to stretch for-e-ver! We took a lot of long walks w/ him in the mei tai (maybe not practical now for you in Canada, lol) and took a lot of baths. Lots of time in front of the mirror, some time on the play mat, lots of Jumparoo. Dancing, music...pretty much what the pp said and did.

4 months was really frustrating because ds always wanted to do something, but couldn't do anything, kwim? Entertaining them gets so much easier!!!
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We do itsy bitsy spider, this little piggy, sing Old MacDonald, head & shoulders, read books that have baby faces, walk around the house talking about different objects, lots of mirror time for SURE! Tummy time, time sitting in his seat, etc... variety, though it seems like the same old thing to me, haha!
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Our three month old has a little play thingie with the arch that goes over her head, with little toys that hang down... there is a monkey on there that dh always does the same routine with.... "here comes that rascely monkey" he says, and then the monkey swoops down and gets her nose, and retreats back up to the bars. Ellie giggles and get sooo excited, kicking and 'OOH'-ing! they play the same game over and over and she never gets sick of it. (until she gets hungry or tired!)

I think talking, singing, dancing, tickle games, "i'm gonna get you" type things, where baby gets to anticipate something.. those are the best! and it is so good for them, they learn and grow so fast!

She also likes her mirror! We got the sassy brand one from target, she will stare into it for 30 minutes or more at a time cooing and hitting at it.
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