6-12 MONTH PLAY BOOK
Your little one’s world is starting to grow. He is figuring out that he has an effect on the world. He is exploring what his body can do, characteristics of objects and most importantly the effect he has on his loved ones.
This PLAY BOOK will guide you through this flirtatious and adventurous stage of development.
It contains age appropriate games, organised into chapters (e.g. 4-5 months). The games focus on the pertinent milestones within that month & are demonstrated by photographs and/or videos. The instructions are simple to follow & the OT rationale for including that game has been provided.
This game is called BOX RIDE
it is an example from this Play Book
Equipment • Plastic or cardboard box and pillow
Position • Sitting or standing with the box facing you
Game • Place a pillow in the box and place him in the plastic box facing you with his back resting against the pillow. Now face him and pull the tub around the room/house while you walk backwards slowly. Play this game for as long as he seems to be enjoying it. When he is able to sit without support, remove the pillow
Precautions • Make sure he is well supported so he does not fall over but not too supported that he is not forced to work his tummy muscles
Featuring Jack & his mom
Why We Play This Game • Experiencing movement is important for brain development. It energises him and makes him more aware of the world around him. Balance skills are necessary for the development of all movement
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