Infants seem to be in constant motion when awake. Put a blanket on the floor. Lay your infant on the blanket. Observe how your infant moves. Talk to your infant about the moves, "You are moving your legs."
Your infant is absorbing language and learning to trust you. Talk to your infant about everything you do when you are together. "I am taking you to the kitchen." "I am changing your diaper." Communication is important in developing early bonds with your infant.
Introduce your infant to cause and effect with this fun activity. Attach one end of a piece of string around your infant's foot, and the other end tautly to the ring/link of the hanging toy. Stay close, showing your infant how kicking makes the toy above move. Enjoy watching your infant kick with delight and gusto! This activity will introduce your infant to cause and effect, a developmental skill.
Children love hearing funny words! Place your infant in an infant seat. Make noises with your mouth. It is okay to be silly. Say things like, "Dada" or other 'baby' sounds. Observe your infant's reactions to the sounds you make.
Children love to hear the rhythm of rhymes! Clap your hands and recite the rhyme:
"Pease porridge hot, Pease porridge cold. Pease porridge in the pot, Nine days old.
Some like it hot, Some like it cold. Some like it in the pot, Nine days old. "