Circle Time: Tummy Time
PlanToys Circle Time: Tummy Time
Welcome to PlanToys Circle Time! In this session, we're discussing the importance of tummy time for babies, and what you can do to enhance their experience.
When babies are born they have yet to gain the strength to perform some of the most basic bodily functions, such as holding up their necks. Tummy time is not only a bonding experience but a way for growing babies to exercise their muscles and discover what they are capable of.
It's suggested to not engage in tummy time if the baby is not fully alert, or has just finished eating. Younger babies can engage in tummy time every day for a few minutes. As they grow and show improved muscle development, the time should increase.
Introduction To Play
Tummy time is also the best scenario to introduce play! Incorporate cause-and-effect age-appropriate toys: toys that can roll, crinkle, or jingle. Toys such as this not only help with tummy time but allows babies to develop auditory skills and gain an interest in their surroundings.
|As this toy rolls across a flat surface, the arms move in and out keeping babies active and entertained.
As this toy rolls across a flat surface, the end pieces open and close, creating a clapping sound.
Introduce babies to the joy of vehicles early on with cars designed just for them!
This rattle features a set of beads that can move and spin around the ring.
This rattle features 4 musical beads that are attached to a ring. Babies can easily grasp the ring and make the beads jingle.
Triangle Clutching is also available in Pastel.
This is baby's first fidget toy. Babies will enjoy spinning this jellyfish on either side, or gently pushing it down, which causes the tentacles to lay flat.
These most-loved PlanToys fuse play with auditory, visual, and tactile experiences. Each of the 3 tumblers satisfies a different sensory experience.
|It's never too early to learn cause and effect with this easy to hold toy that will clap on both sides as it's shaked.
Consider placing a baby on your chest for a more engaging session. This can be an ideal scenario for fussy babies who are not showing an interest in tummy time.
Do What Works Best for Your Family
Consult a Professional for More Information
We understand that there is not a singular system that fits all families. Only you can truly understand your baby and family's needs.
This information was sourced from children's hospitals and the US Department of Health.
Please consult a child care expert or doctor if you have any specific questions about tummy time or child care.