I Clap My Hands

    My Hands

    “I Clap My Hands” is a very jolly activity that will be a kind of physical exercises for your baby. All babies love to clap, laugh and express positive emotions. So clap your hands as often as it is possible!

    Before playing this game it will be useful if you teach your baby about the movements (or review if he already knows them): shake, clap, stomp, sleep – shake a rattle, clap your hands, stomp your feet and pretend you are sleeping. Help the baby if he can’t perform the actions on his own and always praise him even if he can’t do actions properly.

    Show your baby emotions: happy, angry, frightened and tired. Act out the movements while singing. Encourage your baby to perfoem movements with the hand movement indicating Come on.

    I clap my hands when I’m happy
    I clap my hands when I’m happy
    I clap my hands when I’m happy
    Come on and clap with me!
    I stomp my feet when I’m angry
    I stomp my feet when I’m angry
    I stomp my feet when I’m angry
    Come on and stomp with me!
    I shake myself when I’m frightened
    I shake myself when I’m frightened
    I shake myself when I’m frightened
    Come on and shake with me!
    I sleep when I’m tired
    I sleep when I’m tired
    I sleep when I’m tired
    Come on and sleep with me!

    You should know

    – Social and emotional developments are the part of your baby’s vital need to be accepted.

    – Your baby’s ability to express her emotions in the early age will bring her much satisfaction as well as improve your ability to understand her needs.

    – After a series of studies dedicated to the development of a child and a parent, the developmental psychologist Crazhyna Cochanska indicates convincingly that a parent and a child who are mutually responsive to each other make it more likely that a child will be happy to be obedient.

    Crazhyna Cochanska notes two characteristics of the good child-parent relationships:

    – The parent and the infant spend a good time together on a regular basis – playful and loving.

    – The parent and child are very aware about each other’s needs, picking up on and reacting considerately to each other’s requests, worries and pains as well as need for attention.

    Building tender and loving relationships is like building a partnership – life-long relationships. It is the most valuable thing you can do and is worth more than all the money in the world. Here are some suggestions:

    – Put up a sign in your baby’s bedroom saying: My actions today make a great difference for tomorrow.

    – Make genuine attempts to comfort your baby and understand her needs.

    – An easy going infant still needs much positive attention. Have fun together. Give her encyclopedic knowledge.

    – Enjoy being together: play together, be polite with each other and respect each other’s needs and wishes. Your infant will imitate your positive behavior and emotions which he has enjoyed in the relationship with you.

    – Say positive reinforcements: use do words instead of don’t words. Praise your infant at every possible moment.

    – Do not ecpect perfect behavior from your child. He needs to be independent and will not obey with your every request. You must acknowledge your child’s needs and modify your requests so that your child will not feel that your authority has been challenged.

    – Show your baby what to do rather then tell him.

    Try to be even tempered and happy. You should care about yourself and rest as much as possible.

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