100 fun things to do with your baby

100 things to do with your baby

A valuable list of very simple things every rookie mom needs to know are included in the new book Homemade Play by early childhood educator Kim Lyons. These are not life-saving skills like how to treat a high fever, but rather revelatory concepts, such as things you can do with a kitchen sponge to entertain a baby. (Throw it! Put it on your head! Pretend it’s a bed for a small doll! Put it in a container of water and watch it float!)

Sometimes I found myself craving or buying new toys as stimulus to interact with my baby.  It was guilt-free retail therapy that relieved some boredom for me. Homemade Play offers dozens of new ideas for things you already have around the house — or can find in nature. “The best toys for babies are often the simplest,” says author Kim.

Here’s an excerpt:

Homemade Play: 100 things to do with babies 1 month to 1 year

This book is an invitation to slow down and be present with your baby, including ideas for tummy time, movements and what to say or sing.

Another excerpt:

100 ideas for playing with baby, using things already in your house.

Download the eBook for $12 $9.99 for Valentine’s Day weekend at HomemadePlayBook.com — or forward the link to Grandma as a hint.

I received an electronic version of the book to review and wanted to share it.