6–12 MONTHS LAUGHING AND CLOWNING AROUND

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6–12 MONTHS LAUGHING AND CLOWNING AROUND

Decoded message:

I feel good and I want your undivided attention.
I need you to laugh with me.
I need you to stop what you are doing and focus exclusively on me!

Suggested actions:

Promoting play

Cheer on his funny behaviour and see if he wants to add anything else.
Suggest other moves and see if he wants try them.
For example, if he is jumping up and down, laughing, get him to fall on his behind.
If you laugh when he does he will surely do it again.
Show your child that you find his behaviour amusing.
Be sure to choose the right behaviours that will make everyone laugh, because you can be sure that he will repeat them.

Providing tender loving care

React to his happy behaviour.
Show him through your facial expressions and the tone of your voice that you appreciate these moments with him.
Remember that everyone needs to know that they’re interesting and that they make others smile.