Talk, Grow, Play
Talk: Songs and rhymes
Your voice is familiar to me. I love when you laugh and talk to me. I may not understand the words but I recognize the
tunes you sing. It helps me trust my new world.
Pizza, Pickle, Pumpernickel
Pizza, pickle, pumpernickel,
My little guy shall have a tickle.
One for his nose
(tickle baby’s nose)
and one for his toes.
(tickle baby’s toes)
And one for his tummy,
where the food goes.
(tickle baby’s tummy)
~By Dennis Lee
Grow: Show me interesting things to look at
Place large black and white patterns or coloured pictures near my change area
or on the floor near me. It doesn’t matter what the pictures are. Open a child’s book
and place it near me. I also enjoy looking around both in the house and outside.
(Screens are not recommended prior to 2 years of age).
Play: Follow me
Show me something like a rattle or a squeaky toy and
move it up and
down from side to side. Keep it about 30 cm (12 inches) from my face
and move it slowly. It’s not too early to
start reading to me. Even though
I don’t understand
much yet, I love the sound of your voice and
highs and lows that come with storytelling.