Do you light up with a little smile from your bundle of joy? Just wait till they start laughing… prepare for the cute factor to go off the scale.
Here are a few good old-fashioned tips for getting some guaranteed healthy laughter!
1. Curtain Call
Pull a funny face! Yes, it works every time, and your little star will try to imitate you too! Try walking on all fours, do a little dance, sing and generally act the clown giving them a bit of a show to watch. Seeing you pull out all the stops, your little champ will pay full attention to you and won’t be able to stop laughing.
2. Traditional Hand Games
“Incy wincy spider climbed up the water spout.” Your parents did it for you, now it’s your turn to do the same for your baby. Traditional hand-based games are perfect for making little ones laugh, they simply love those little spiders that tickle them. Play with your little one, surprising them when they least expect!
Another fun game is hiding objects then making them reappear a few seconds later. This is one of the sure bets for capturing baby’s attention and developing their laughter.
There’s nothing better than singing a little song with some funny gestures to make baby burst into laughter. They’ll look at you with fascination and start laughing straight away. Laughter really is contagious before long everyone will be laughing! Get inspiration from books like Disney Store’s Musical Treasury.
4. Baby Kisses
Lastly, try combining fun with tenderness. Babies love it when you give them little kisses on their tummy or whisper sweet nothings in their ear. Shower them with affection and see their little giggles – a win-win!