The “Pitter-Patter” activity will give you lots of fun if you act it out outdoors. If playing at home on the raining day cup your hand to the ear and ask your baby: Can you hear the rain? Then show wet window pane and say: The rain is on the window-pane.

    Show your baby pitter-patter by tapping your every finger one by one on the table or any surface. While doing this whisper pitter-patter over and over again.

    Then show a puddle. Take a bowl, pour there a little of water and say that this is a puddle. Take a doll and show it dancing in the paddle.

    Then show raindrops. Take a watering can with water, tip it over and pour water out. Let the water pour on your baby’s hands. It will be a gentle and pleasant kind of massage!

    Then splash water on your baby’s face and every place. You can go outdoors if it is a warm rainy day and act out the rhyme. Otherwise you can act out drama at home.

    Say the rhyme at the same time:

    “Pitter-patter, pitter-patter,” can you hear the rain?
    “Pitter-patter, pitter-patter,” on the window pane.
    “Pitter-patter, pitter-patter,” let’s go out to play.
    I just love to jump in puddles on a rainy day.

    Little raindrops “Splashing, splashing,” splashing on my face.
    Little raindrops, “Splashing, splashing,” splashing every place.
    “Pitter-patter, pitter-patter,” raindrops on the ground.
    “Pitter-patter, pitter-patter,” I just love that sound.

    You should know

    –  Join your child in make-believe situations even before she is able to act out such scenarios herself.

    –  Talk to your child about the weather when your are outside, and also about whether your baby is hot or cold, dry or wet.

    –  Listen to different types of music to develop your child’s concepts, understanding and enjoyment of music.

    Imagination needs to be exercised to grow.


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