Angela England, a pregnancy and neonatal expert, has compiled a wonderful assortment of games to play with baby from birth through the first year. The book is divided into age categories that follow general stages in development over the first year: 0-3 months, 3-6 months, 6-9 months, 9-12 months. Each stage has game ideas in 7 areas! That's a lot of ideas to keep you busy during the months your baby is in each stage.
Angela explains how to play the games in an easy-to-follow manner that inspires action. I was so sad I read this book after by baby was sleeping for the night. It was tempting to wake her up and engage her in some fun games!
In addition to describing games you can play, Angela incorporates general information about babies' development throughout the first year. I especially enjoyed the BONUS section where she describes the benefits of music for infants. She reminds us that "[b]abies show a marked
preference for a song sung by their own mother or father than a song sung on tape or
CD." No matter what we think of our musical abilities, our babies are our #1 fans!
Angela will be showcasing, in video, one of her song ideas in a future post on Because Babies Grow Up! We're looking forward to her guest post. Baby Games for You to Play is available as an ebook for just $1.99. I highly recommend this ebook for new moms looking for ways to interact with little ones and encourage their development.