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5 Little Ducks

This activity builds children's language and early literacy skills.

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Alphabet Maze

Children explore the letters of the alphabet while learning about construction.

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Animal Sounds

Explore the sounds and movement of different animals with your toddler.

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Baby Bonding Activities

Our early childhood experts offer baby activity ideas to spend those precious moments together.

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Baby in the Mirror

Babies learn self-awareness in this easy to setup mirror game.

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Baby Playtime Activities

Here's 10 ideas for fun and engaging playtime with your infant.

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Baby Works Ribbon Pull

Create a new baby toy with a recycled milk carton and scarves, ties or fabric. Quiet activity for a baby to practice how to focus on fun tasks.

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Big and Little Size Game

Infants learn about different sizes with a simple game.

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Blackbird Nursery Rhyme

Infants learn memory and cognitive development with this fun rhyming song.

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Movement

Blanket Play

Use a blanket as a parachute, a fort, or a magic carpet in this simple movement activity promoting imagination.

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Blow Bubbles

Children blow bubbles and listen for the "B" sound.

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Movement

Box Building

Children turn large boxes into imaginative structures.

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Sensory Skills

Box Play

Make a sensory box from easy to find household items.

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Let's Read Together

Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? by Bill Martin, Jr.

Join Janette Seddion, a Bright Horizons education coordinator, as she reads and signs this beloved children's book.

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Bubbles

Babies listen to communication from others and learn to mimic sounds.

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Sensory Skills

Craft Stick Building

Children use craft sticks to explore letters, shapes, and buildings.

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Movement

Cross the Midline Ball Play

Using a large ball and rattles, develop coordination and communication of the left and right hemispheres of the brain.

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Discovery Baskets

Infants explore common household objects and build language.

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Fine Motor Tactile Box

Making a fine motor tactile box for infant and toddlers using household recycled items.

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Music

Had a Little Turtle

A new song to sing to your baby. Watch "Had a Little Turtle" video then sing and make hand movements for music time at home with your baby.

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Sensory Skills

Helping at Home

Kids gain confidence and skills as they help at home.

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Movement

I'm a Little Teapot

Music and movement game encouraging development of phonemic awareness, rhyming, and movement.

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Ideas for Parents of Infants

Activity ideas for families with young infants at home

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Leaf Prints

Children explore plants and make leaf prints.

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Learning Prepositions

Children use a house to learn about prepositions.

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Left to Right Patterning

Kids learn about patterning with transportation toys.

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Music

Let's All Sing

Build connections with your infant or toddler through singing favorite songs.

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Light Box Pictures

Help your baby learn identity and belonging with this lightbox and photo parent-led teaching activity.

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Light Paint

A clean paint activity for your baby.

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Mealtime Vocabulary

Learn simple mealtime vocabulary in American Sign Language (ASL).

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Metal Bowl Exploration

A metal bowl offers a simple, sensory experience for babies.

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My Body

Game supporting the learning of body parts, promotion of sense of identity and vocabulary development.

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Narrate Getting Dressed

The best way to teach your baby to talk is by narrating a daily routine. Describe getting baby dressed in this no-prep at-home learning activity.

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Nature Walk Bracelets

Children learn vocabulary of plants, flowers, birds, and animals with a fun art project.

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Neighborhood Picture Book

Make a picture book of familiar local images to teach children about their neighborhood

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Art Smart

No Mess Painting

A no mess painting project for infants.

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Movement

Open Shut Them Song

Children follow simple commands, singing and moving to the song Open Shut Them.

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Sensory Skills

Paint Chip Exploration

Paint chips teach children about colors, shades, sorting, and classifying in this sensory-skills building activity.

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Parking Garage

Make a creative parking garage with a box and a tube.

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Movement

Plant a Little Seed Music

Kids learn vocabulary of plants, flowers, birds, and animals with a fun art project.

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Poems About Home

Children gain early literacy skills with poems and finger plays about home.

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Movement

Pop Up Pillow

Interactive infant activity promoting relationship building and physical development as adult sings “Pop goes the baby”

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Let's Read Together

Reading to Infants

Three reasons to read to your infant, along with three different reading positions.

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Science Rocks

Reflection Spoons

Make a hanging mobile made out of spoons for your infant to play with.

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Sensory Skills

Reggio-Inspired Sensory Water Exploration

Children use sponges, cups, funnels, pipes, and other materials to explore water.

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Rhyming Steps

Children play a fun rhyming and movement game.

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Math Counts

See Through Shapes

Infants get early exposure to math and shapes with this safe and low-prep at-home learning activity.

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Sensory Skills

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Sensory Hula Hoop

New tummy time activity for babies. Make this playspace with a hula hoop, yarn, and ribbon to encourage your baby to explore down on the floor.

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Sensory Light Box Ice Cubes

Children use their senses to explore LED lights and ice cubes.

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Sensory Skills

Sensory Wind Activity

Children explore wind and air and make a wind sock.

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Movement

Shadow Box Dancing

Babies build muscle and develop their bodies in this fun activity with lights and music in this low-prep parent-led activity.

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Shape Sort

Sort and learned language skills as kids describe objects.

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Music

Singing in Mandarin

Come sing along with Ms. Daisy, who shares two songs in Mandarin.

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Snack time fun

Children learn vocabulary words for fruits, vegetables, and colors.

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Sock Puppet Pretend

Build language development with this easy to setup sock puppet activity

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Sensory Skills

Soft and Hard Textures

Infants explore textures through this activity that promotes sensory development as children interact with and observe their environment.

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Math Counts

Stacking Measuring Cups

Allow your infant to explore measuring cups by offering measuring cups upside down, in a row and by size.

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Texture and Touch Bag

An activity that builds memory, focus, vocabulary, and tactile awareness, as children find objects by touch.

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Sensory Skills

Texture Bags

Make different texture bags for your infant out of items like straws, cotton balls, and sponges.

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Three Bears Language Game

Learn sequencing and vocabulary with a folk story game.

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Translucent Cups

Explore transparency by putting objects under each overturned container and cup.

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Sensory Skills

Upside Down Art

Children use unusual artistic perspectives to paint.

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Who Is This?

Infant and toddler guessing game helping promote sense of identity and belonging.

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Who Is This?

Children play a fun game to learn names of family members and friends.

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Wind at Your Back

While enjoying some playful time with your infant, try out some of the following prompts and notice how your child responds.

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