“Playing” with your newborn

By Gabi Falanga 

Playing is how babies and children learn about their bodies, surroundings and how to communicate. While a newborn baby can’t actively play, they can still learn by listening to your voice, watching your face and looking at the things you show them. They also learn about communication when you respond appropriately to their cues or sounds. 

Here are some activities you can do to stimulate your new baby. Be aware that newborns get tired quickly and are easily overstimulated. Try these activities when your baby is quiet, but alert. If they become fussy, cry, or avoid making eye contact, it’s time to stop to avoid overstimulating them. 

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