Knocking on Baby's Door
Sometimes the best parenting advice really does come from our grandmothers. Lullabies and little baby games have been passed down from generation to generation, and guess what? They really do promote language and social-emotional development!
This is a game I played with my babies when they were just a few months old. I learned it from my mother, who learned from her mother, who learned it from my great-grandmother, who was born in Scotland. There are many variations on this rhyme (and feel free to tweak it to make it your own!) but this version I am sharing with you today is a great one to start with if it's new to you.
Who: You and your baby!
Age range: 3rd month and up
Where: on the floor, in the carseat, or even during a diaper change
Watch the video below to learn how to play this game with your little one.