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Hello! I childmind for children , have done since i was 14 , and in June even went abroad and au'paired for an american family in austria!

However i want to know if any one has any creative and fun activited for a baby , I have now started childminding my friends baby girl (just turned 10 months) she is quite advanced , she can stand alone and cruizes around the furniture..waves , seems to work toys pretty well ect ect..

I have brought some finger pants , (child safe/friendly) and when she wakes up from her nap we are finger painting , and then we will probably do some nursery rhymes ect..

But what other fun and stimulating activites could i do with her? (this will also come in handy in the future as i have big ambitions to become a full time childminder from home (doing a college course in health and social/childcare at the mo)

Sorry for the long winded post , thanks so much if you read it
Take care , thanks again!
Jess x
post #2 of 8
You are lucky I love kids, I was a NOT live in Nanny for over 10 years, I loved it. If the baby is so advanced you can start teaching her, her colors, if she doesn't already know them, and you can use the paints to do so, and make it fun
post #3 of 8
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Thats a good idea i love kids too lol , i love the way that you know in 10 years time they will be real little people becoming independant lol.. and i love it when their minds are like sponges and you can teach them

I will do that when she is up (practise colours) we are also practising walking later too when she crawls she crawls on her feet like her legs are bolt up but her arms are walking on the floor lol, hard to describe! But when she stands for like 1 minute and realizes what shes doing she chucks herself on the floor as if it didnt happen lol!
Jess x
post #4 of 8
The best thing to do for a baby is to keep talking. Explain everything: colors, names of objects, show how they work, hold the baby up when you are having a conversation with someone else so s/he can hear it, read to the baby, let him/her feel different things (furry, smooth, rough). Put on some music and dance while holding the baby.

Interaction is the key with babies. Aw, sweet babies.
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Originally Posted by junior_j View Post

But what other fun and stimulating activites could i do with her? (this will also come in handy in the future as i have big ambitions to become a full time childminder from home (doing a college course in health and social/childcare at the mo)


Jess x
I would play the my nose your nose my ear your ear game. I like to play this with my little Mason.
post #6 of 8
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Thanks for the advice and ideas , she is in bed now (its 10pm) so i bet she will have me up about 7/8 lol.. she had some wind so she didnt get off till now.. poor bubba.

We ended up finger painting , then i let her in the tub with shallow water (she loves baths) and gave her some bath toys and we played games to do with the water and counting the bubbles

And then.. she had dinner , we played with her regular toys and also went to the kitchen to look at things in there ..then she had her snack/dessert and my dad came home from work so he showed her stuff on the laptop..(She loved attacking it)

Then we done rhyms , boo , nose and eyes , then we chilled (she had a bottle) and now in bed she is so sweet! One of the easiest kids i have ever child minded!
Jess x
post #7 of 8
how about using Spanish mixed in with whatever you tell her (such as colors, say the color, repeat it in spanish and then again in english) I sure wish someone had thought to do that when i was little...
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how about using Spanish mixed in with whatever you tell her (such as colors, say the color, repeat it in spanish and then again in english) I sure wish someone had thought to do that when i was little...
Yes, if you know more than one language, you could alternate the languages you use. Babies learn language very easily (and learning more than one language does not confuse them or slow down the learning of their first language)
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