Thursday, January 11, 2018

Social Emotional Health Activities for Children 0-29 Months

0-2 months
  • You! Your face and voice.
  • Give your child new safe objects to explore such a plastic cup or a spoon.
  • Read books to your child. Show your child the pictures and explain what he or she sees.
  • Talk to your baby about what he or she is seeing, hearing, or doing.
3-6 months
  • Respond to your baby's cries. Hold him or her close and whisper to calm.
  • Look at books or toys at your child's level.
  • Sing silly songs and tell your baby nursery rhymes.
  • Use your baby's name when talking about activities.
7-11 months
  • Let your baby know every day how much you love him or her.
  • Play with child-safe mirrors. Talk to your child about what he or she is seeing.
  • Place your baby in new areas or new positions in your home.
  • Listen to music with your baby. Bounce an dance to different types of music.
12-17 months
  • Keep a routine and talk to your baby about what will happen next during the day.
  • Go to a place where children play and let your baby watch or visit with the children.
  • Invite a friend over who has a baby or young child. Have enough toys for both children.
  • Let your baby have choices about food, clothing, and toys.
18-25 months
  • Toddlers love hugs and kisses. Tell your child that you love him or her.
  • Play simple games such as chase or hide and seek.
  • Your child can help clean up toys. Make it simple with a large tub or box.
  • Let your child practice eating with spoons and drinking with a sippy cup.
24-29 months
  • Keep rules short and simple and be consistent.
  • Praise your child for learning new things.
  • Help your child take turns when playing with friends.
  • Help your toddler label his or her feelings when sad, mad, or happy.

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