But, apparently, there is.
Through numerous observations, researchers have found that this is the way that parent's should play with their babies:
- Be nearby
- Let the baby choose the toy
- Interact with the baby and the toy
- After the direct interaction, let the baby continue to play with the toy on her own, but stay focused on your child's play
Who knew that play could be so important?
The caveat to all of this is that it is hard to do. Sitting on the floor with your baby for play sessions can be both very rewarding and sometimes (let's be honest) a little boring. But I think it is worth a try.
What are your tips for playing with your baby? Leave them in the comments.