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Silly Stuff

Time

  • 5 minutes

Materials

  • Common household items

Directions

  1. To encourage the development of humor, notice what your baby finds funny and repeat it.
  2. Try shaking your head and talking in a funny voice. Generally, anything out of the ordinary will make babies laugh as long as it is not startling or loud.

Extensions

  • Add props like hats, glasses, and other things that change your appearance.
  • Try the props on your baby in front of a mirror and laugh together.
  • Pretend to drink out of a baby bottle.
  • Creep your fingers up his arm and around his other body parts.

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Copyright © 2004 by Susan Kettmann. Excerpted from The 2,000 Best Games & Activities with permission of its publisher, Sourcebooks, Inc.

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