This fun infant game is a good way to exercise neck muscles. Lay your infant facing up on a soft blanket. Hold on to your infant's hands and wrists then count, "One, Two, Three, Up!". Gently pull your infant to a sitting position. Gently lower your infant back down to the lying position, then repeat.
Children love to hear you sing! Sing, "Rain, Rain, Go Away. Rain, rain go away, come again another day. Drip, drop, drip, drop." Repeat a few times. Your infant will like the drip drop part. You can add to the song, "It's raining, it's pouring, etc."
Bring your infant's hands together. Recite the following: "Pat-a-cake, pat-a-cake, baker's man. Bake me a cake as fast as you can. Pat it and prick it and mark it with a B. Put it in the oven for baby and me."
It is important for your infant to be on the tummy for short periods of time throughout the day. This important exercise will help strengthen the upper part of your infant's body. You may want to place one or two objects on the floor in front of your infant or join your infant on the floor yourself.