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Touch 'n' Tell

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Developmental Benefits

  • Sensory
  • Fine Motor
  • Curiosity & Discovery

Your baby's environment offers a lot of stimulation for her five senses. Provide your baby with a rich variety of interesting things to explore, and she'll have a great time with her hands and mouth.

Instructions

Prepare a number of interesting foods for your baby to touch, taste, and smell —in very small amounts—such as fruit flavored gelatin, yogurt, banana, O-shaped cereal, oatmeal, spaghetti, and so on.
Spread a plastic floor covering in the kitchen, and place the highchair on the covering.
Seat your baby in the highchair and place one food item on the tray.
Let your baby play with the food for a few minutes, exploring it with her hands and mouth.
Remove the food and offer a second item for exploration.
Watch your baby's expression as she examines each new food. Make sure to name and describe each item as you place it in front of your baby.

Materials

Variety of favorite foods
Highchair
Plastic floor covering

Safety

Be sure to keep an eye on your baby so she doesn't choke on any of the foods.