Games are much more than play for babies. Games are a natural and wonderful way to both bond with your baby and aid his or her social development. Games can teach your baby about the world, instill trust, and even create a positive outlook on life.
For babies under age one, games are simple, fun, portable and spontaneous. You quickly learn that you are your baby’s favorite comedian, singer, actor and teacher. These moments bring parent and baby closer together and help build a deeper, more satisfying relationship.
Here are five great bonding games to play with your baby:
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