At the Active Baby Stage (9 -18 months), movement is actually one of the best ways your child can learn about himself and the world around him. That’s why baby experts Pampers, the diaper committed to baby development, and Gymboree, the pioneer and global leader of early childhood learning programs, created the “Baby Play, Play Everyday” routine to help parents nurture their child’s development through movement.
Today’s fun move is the Parachute Ride!
Best Move to teach Object Permanence: Parachute Ride
Here’s a colorful game to play for when you and your other mommy friends get together with your babies. The parachute ride not only teaches your baby the concept of object permanence, its good exercise for you too!
Take a large blanket and sit your babies down in the middle of the parachute. Then you and your mom friends can pick up the blanket’s edges and walk around and around, slowly spinning your babies and giving them a fun ride in the parachute. To make things more fun, you and your fellow moms can sing a song, too. Baby will love the motion and music!
Benefits of the Parachute Ride • Object Permanence – an ability to hold a mental image of objects or people knowing that they still present even when out of sight • Torso Control