Rhythms as Signals
Rhythms are so comforting to babies that they often use rhythmic rocking when bored or lonesome. Some babies will twist their hands in front of their eyes and stare at them while lying in a crib. Some babies rhythmically rock back and form while sitting away from any toys on the floor. These actions signal that a baby needs more variety in intimate back-find-forth play with a caring adult Crib toys, overhead mobiles, iocs of floor time on the tummy, and time together in turn-taking talk will replace a baby's need for rhythmic rocking.
Recommended Age: Birth-2 year olds
Kind: Offline Activity
Key Concepts: Familiar Rhyme, Communication, Creativity
Standard: IT-LC 9, IT-ATL 8, IT-ATL 9
Given the school closures, CTB is sharing daily activities (digital and physical) that are standards-aligned and developmentally appropriate for preschoolers. Also see our research-backed assessment and learning games for parents and children.