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Learning Games for Two-Month-Olds

The games you can play with 2-month-old babies focus primarily on developing your baby's sense of self through sensory stimulation. For example, turning on some music and slowly dancing with your baby can help promote eye strength and coordination. You can also encourage early language and social skills by responding to your baby's verbal sounds and encouraging him to continue the back-and-forth exchange.

Learning Games for a 2-Month-Old Baby

Two-month-old babies are still a little too young to be engaging in the classic educational games. They are, however, old enough to learn about their surroundings and let new experiences shape and stimulate their brains.
 
This month, young infants still require a great deal of daytime sleep and may be clocking around 5½ hours of nap time daily. That still leaves plenty of time to play with your baby.
 
Language and body awareness games are the best games to play with babies this young. The true learning that comes from these games is primarily physical, developing your baby's sense of self and information pathways through sensory stimulation.
 

Language Learning Games

Just a few weeks ago, your baby's primary mode of communicating with you was crying. Your baby is learning fast. Now, he has graduated to include cooing in his repertoire of sounds. You are likely to hear your baby make a few soft, exaggerated vowel sounds to let you know that he is happy and excited.
 
Try these learning games to help with language:
 
  • Mimicking: As you talk softly to your baby and he responds to you, he is beginning to engage in early conversation. Responding to his sounds will actually encourage him to continue the back-and-forth exchange. A key component to language is the social aspect. Reply to any sounds that your baby makes with praise and encouragement to promote early language and social skills.
     
  • Baby Ballroom: Hum a tune or turn on a little music. Take your baby into your arms and do a slow dance with her. Make sure to let her focus on your face and mouth as well as the room slowly moving around her. Developing eye strength and coordination will eventually assist with concentration, following words on a page when reading, and following moving objects when participating in games and sports.
     
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