Having a newborn baby can be both exciting and challenging. One of the crucial stages in your child's development is the first three months. At this point, your little one is beginning to discover their world through their senses.
It's essential to engage your baby in activities that stimulate their physical and cognitive growth as they explore new sights, sounds, smells, tastes and textures.
Here are some fun ways on how to engage your three-month-old baby:
Do Some Tummy Time
Tummy time may not sound like fun for an infant who's still learning how to move around but it's a crucial part of motor skill development. By placing your baby on his or her tummy while awake and supervised for short periods (a few minutes several times a day), you're helping them build upper body strength needed later for crawling, standing up independently.
Make Funny Faces
One great way to bond with your three-month-old (apart from snuggling) is making funny faces! Infants love looking at expressive human faces because it helps them learn more about emotions. Try raising eyebrows dramatically or sticking out tongue briefly; these facial expressions will likely make him giggle!
Sing Nursery Rhymes
Singing nursery rhymes such as 'twinkle-twinkle little star' or 'Mary had a Little Lamb' can soothe crying infants quickly. The melodies create rhythm which babies find comforting as well as responding positively since they focus on musicality better than spoken language.
Read Children Books Aloud
Your child doesn't know what you're saying quite yet — but interacting with simple books designed specifically for newborns could help introduce them visually familiar concepts like color recognition found in "Baby’s Very First Black & White Little Library Box Set by Stella Baggot,” among others.
Reading aloud has myriad benefits beyond literacy skills including creating lasting memories with your child, sparking a lifelong love of reading and improving attention-span.
Use Sensory Toys
Three months old infants are attracted to objects that they can either touch, grasp or hold on to. Using soft sensory toys (Crinkle Books, Rattles), will keep them engaged for some time as they explore different textures and sounds.
Sensory play is the perfect gateway for opening up a world of exploration in infants which helps create pathways in their brain further enhancing learning through multi-sensory experiences too!
Make Funny Noises
Babies aren't yet aware introduced to things around like dogs barking, bells ringing but you can introduce them by imitating such noises yourself! You'll notice how much fun it is getting an unexpected reaction from your baby when trying out something new (e.g., Blowing raspberries).
Even more exciting is using unique sounds since three-month-old babies may not have recognized conventional language's patterns. You could try mumbling spoken words sung to sound melodies; over time, your cutie pie would start associating these sounds with meanings!
Have Bath Time Fun
Bath-time isn’t just about cleaning the little ones; it’s also an excellent opportunity for bonding with them while having tons of fun! However though caution should be applied with this method lest slips happen especially if playing atstand-up bathtubs
The introduction of colourful floating animals toys promoting eye fixation or toy-filled submerged containers often leads to 'splish splash' thrashing around which adds laughter-inducing cerebellum stimulation — one that increases body awareness.
Peek-a-boo involves hiding your face then revealing it – unexpectedly always gets toddlers gleefully spastic so why not engage 3 month-olds? Babies love when parents pop up from behind hands/stranger/amusing object – promotes focus development even builds social skills.
Infants often find seeing themselves 'awakening' since they understand that the reflection is an image of their self which helps build self-awareness, sense of identity etc. You'll be thrilled to catch your CUTIE pie frequently glancing at herself in the mirror.
To enhance these experiences, try holding her and bouncing around/dancing while admiring yourselves together into inter changing joyous-silly expressions!
Playing soft music therapy-style will get your baby sleepy soon enough but classical symphonies by Bach could stir up emotions toddler's love sensing. Studies indicate regular exposure resultantly promotes neuron development?
Why not go against modern-day norm? Skip juvenile renditions radio Disney hits opt for Mozart’s Eine Kleine Nachtmusik.
## Go Outdoors Nurturing a strong bond between children and nature means starting early! Walking amongst trees breathing fresh air always bring happiness senses aplenty – start with short walks to nearby gardens or park benches.
This activity involves performing 'surprising acts then awaiting CUTIEpie's reactions such as sudden display colours/light wands placed near their focus line inducing them to follow with interest& anticipating action-joie de vivre? guaranteed.
Try Sensory Gymnastics
Besides aiding physical cognitive skills-development, exercises encourages sensory awareness: Different textures on hands/elbows/knees/feet — wooden floors/carpeting/grass/sand/rocks different impressions.
Sensory bags filled water beads/gel beads/rice/oatmeal offer good tactile stimulus without you having to leave your designated play area.
Highly valued companions provide comfort playing important roles easing separation anxiety reaction stressful situations grandparents nap-times:
An example would be pink Snoopy doggie toy / I-think-I-Love-you Bunny!
These toys give babies’ actual attachment figures promoting overall building close relationships improved interaction-n-the-world.
Though Children don't see things in the way we do, doesn't mean they won't enjoy creating eccentric designs using non-toxic crayons.
Smoothly Rubbing Crayola triangles/circles/squares on thick paper while watching you imitate their colourful scribbling creates fantastic parent-child bonding! Hence increasing creativity development.
Interactive books with various pop-ups, tactile elements or button sound effects involve touching are a stimulating alternative to traditional "plain vanilla" reading.
They have exciting sensory moments designed keeping curious babies engaged — Buzzy Bee's and Bright Baby’s series' worth noting.
Playing scavenger hunts promotes baby exploration facilitating motor skills while developing cognitive milestones. Simply hide sought-after objects such as soft toys/pacifiers/blocks nearby her focus range and help direct attention towards them without helping too much!
It is essential for parents to keep playing alive beyond just survival mode parenting of everyday routines!. As aforementioned, one can boost your child's mental well-being by introducing playful activities into daily schedules starting early-on: interchanging whacky facial expressions & sounds,sensory-gymnastics,promoting nature-walks,mirror-play etc.
Go ahead put CARING at PLAY – finding joy-filled innovative ways that also foster growth makes parenting less stressful yet more rewarding than parental budgeting/food making/day-care scheduling woes!