Lift and Look

Age
0-12 months
Child Development
Locating sound
Equipment
blanket on the floor
Physical Activity

muscle movement to gain control of neck, shoulders, arms and back

Where this can be played
Indoors or outdoors
How to Play

1. In this activity the infant will search for the sound of either your voice or a toy.

2. Watch for his/her head and shoulders to lift and look to discover where the sound is coming from.

Good Morning Song (to the tune of 'Happy Birthday'):

Good morning to you,

Good morning to you,

Good morning, good morning, 

And how do you do?

Change it up / Alternatives / Additional Options

At a later stage, the infant will use his/her arms to help push their body up to look around and locate a sound. This motion looks like a mini push-up.

Notes

1. If the infant looks tired try the activity at another time.

2. Infants grow at a different rate so make sure the infant is strong enough for this activity (usually after a few months old).