Hold my hand

Playing simple games together helps your toddler learn new words while providing important bonding time.

You'll Need

  • Stuffed animals


10 minutes

Learning Stages

Playing games with your baby helps keep her entertained and provides important bonding time. Here's a bonding game that also helps her learn new words.  

You say, “Hold my hand and I’ll kiss your nose.” Take your child’s hand and kiss her nose.

Then say, “Hold my hand and I’ll kiss your cheek.” Kiss her on the cheek.

Repeat with tummy, toes, and so on. Once your child understands the game, switch roles. Guide your child to kiss your nose and cheek. When your child is ready, repeat the game using your child’s toy animals, substituting animal parts such as paw, wing and tail.