• Stimulate Your Baby's Sense of Smell

    Stimulate your child's sense of smell by utilizing this fun game that'll boost his olfactory development.
    by Anna Santos-Villar .
  • Guess the Scent
    Ages 15 months and up
     
    Line up bottles or containers of foods items that have various smells: cinnamon, pepper, lemon, vanilla, chocolate, popcorn, tuna, cheese, etc. Play a guessing game with your little tyke. Ask your tot to place his hands over his eyes, or blindfold him lightly. Open one container at a time and let him smell with a slow and soft sniff (a hard sniff may hurt your child’s nose, especially with strong smelling spices such as pepper). Even if your child can’t name the smell yet, he will have fun learning what his nose is for and what the word ‘smell’ means. Play this game whenever you are cooking and baby is near.
    Photo by c r z via flickr creative commons

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