What to do with this activity?
When you go for a walk, look for puddles.
You can show your child how the trees, buildings, and even clouds are upside down in the water - it's an upside down world! Tell your child you are looking at "reflections" and that the water is like a mirror. Maybe they can see themselves too?
Make up stories together about a world where everything is upside down.
Have fun splashing in the puddles while wearing wellie boots.
Why am I doing this?
Talking is one of the most important skills your child will learn. It seems to happen naturally, but in fact you have a very important role to play. Your baby will learn to talk by hearing other people talk. The more you talk with your baby and respond to their noises and babbles, the more you help them learn to communicate. This will help them in every aspect of their life.
How can I do more?
Songs and rhymes are especially good for children as the rhythms and repetitive language make it easier for babies to learn language skills. Babies love songs and rhymes, especially hearing the sound of your voice. This is a great way to help your child to talk and listen. Rhymes with actions explain what words mean - "pour me out" in "I'm a little teapot". You can also create sound effects when you are singing songs and saying rhymes. Use your hands to clap, your fingers to click and your mouth to make playful sounds and whistles.
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