All alone, already? Yes ! From 3 to 4 months, you can boost your baby's ability to play alone by learning not to overdo it. Here are six important rules that can help you.
Rule # 1: let it do it
- When your child is on his own, if possible do not interrupt him. This applies to older children, but also to babies. After waking, most infants stay quietly in bed, play with their hands or babble. These moments when your child is self-sufficient, are the beginning of the independent game.
- advice + : you can extend this discovery by putting a multicolored rattle, a small mirror, bells or stuffed animals in the bed or by tying them to the bars.
Rule # 2: Create an exciting environment
- If your baby is lying on a blanket, put toys near him, at your fingertips.
- Council +: only present these toys to your child if he plays alone. Then you will put them away. This will increase the attractiveness.
Rule # 3: Stimulate it by introducing moments of solitary play
- Your baby will find his own pace better if he has the opportunity to take care of himself on a regular basis. Ideally, these are phases of play, once or twice a day, at specific times and in a peaceful atmosphere, without television or radio.
- Council + : your child does not play alone? Play first with him, but not with him, and turn as soon as he "dives" into his game, to another activity.