It’s time to upgrade peekaboo! Cover your face with both hands – when you move them away, show us a different expression on your face. Great for festive video calls with wee ones.
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With a little imagination a mark on a tree can turn into an eye, nose or mouth! Next time you
see a ‘face’ when out and about, show your wee one – you’ll soon be chatting about the happy
tree, the shocked house or the grumpy drain.
Teddy wants to brush her teeth! Teddy is running upstairs to get dressed! I think Teddy might be
sad too – do you think he’d like a cuddle? Soft toys can be a great way to make stressful situations fun, or talk about feelings.
Fill balloons with lentils, rice, sand or quinoa, tie securely & draw faces with different emotions on the front. Bonus creativity points for hiding them around the room and letting your wee one spot them, making the objects instantly more exciting!
Draw a simple remote control with different emoji type faces (or put stickers on an old remote) and pretend it controls your face – when
you press ‘happy’ you smile, and so on…
“Once upon a time there was a little girl called…” Tell your child about themselves, focussing on their successes: how they tried and tried until they learned to roll over, how they used to pull themselves up on the side of their cot to build their muscles, etc.
If your small person is missing someone: Granny, Grandpa, friends or their nursery, grab a bit of paper and declare “I’M going to write to them a love letter to say how much we miss them!”