Take time to enjoy play outdoors at least 20 minutes each day. Shorter times spread throughout the day work well and can be a way to take some instructional activities to new settings. Below are more ideas to do indoors or outdoors to help children be active.
- Make different facial expressions—especially smiling—while changing diapers.
- Play peek-a-boo with a scarf or a lightweight towel.
- Give babies a large, safe place to move around and explore. Include a sturdy object where they can pull themselves up to a standing position.
- Hold your babies upright with feet on the floor, and sing and talk to them.
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