Friday, September 25, 2009

Day 12: The 12 Days Til My Birthday Giveaway


Welcome to the final day of my birthday giveaway! Today’s giveaway book is:

Games Babies Play
From Birth to Twelve Months

By Vicki Lansky

Book Description (from the back cover):

Every baby’s daily routine should include play that is fun for you and your baby. Play is vital to every infant’s emotional, social, physical and intellectual development. It also supports the important role of child/adult bonding. Here is a wealth of traditional and contemporary suggestions suited to your rapidly changing infant—with helpful developmental information in three-month increments—to help you recognize the important milestones.

About the Author:

Vicki Lansky has been a trusted name in parenting advice since her first title, Feed Me I’m Yours, was published in 1975. She collects practical ideas and offers easy-to-use information on issues ranging from ear-tube surgery to potty training. She has written for Sesame Street, Parent’s Guide, and Family Circle and has made numerous TV appearances on programs from Oprah to The View. Her books have sold over 6 million copies.

To enter to win a copy of this book, simply leave a comment answering the question:

What activities did you do (or plan to do) to bond with your children when they were babies?


One winner will be randomly selected from the qualified entries received by September 26, 2009, at midnight EST. One entry per person please. Make sure you leave an email address if it’s not on your Blogger page. Winners have 72 hours to respond or a new winner will be selected. U.S. residents only please.

CONTEST CLOSED. Congratulations to the winner, mom2anutball, who said: "I read to my kids a lot when they were infants, and breastfeeding helps bonding too, I think."






34 comments:

  1. I played peek-a-boo with my daughter when she was an infant, which she loved. It's so heart-warming to see their faces light up!
    Thanks!

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  2. I used to talk to my babies constantly, telling them what I'm doing or just making up silly rhymes. Also I would play peek-a-boo or tickle.

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  3. Anonymous12:18 PM

    We played peek a boo, patty cake and those types of games!


    frogz60@hotmail.com

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  4. I played peek a boo and made a whole lot of silly faces! We also made sure we talked to our song and sang songs. Thanks for the chance, justicecw@hotmail.com

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  5. Of course the most common game we played was Peek-a-boo.

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  6. One of my favorites is "this little piggy"... always made my son laugh when we was an infant :o)

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  7. we played games and sang mverno@roadrunner.com

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  8. Ulicia7:06 PM

    I don't have children yet. :-( But a month late. *Crosses fingers.* And I plan to read to them the same poems and stories my mom used to read to me. (Still have the same story book.) And of course when they're a few years older, the beach! Like my mom did with me. lol

    othila1985@msn.com

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  9. I have a ten months old and am plannin on another soon!

    we play peek a boo she uses her blankie to hide her self, and then she giggles! I love it!

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  10. We're planning on playing all sorts of games! Peek-a-boo is already a firm favorite when hubby is having bump time - he taps twice and she kicks straight back!

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  11. Peek a boo, nursery rhymes, lullabyes, head shoulders knees and toes...

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  12. I bond with them by reading fun books before bedtime every night.
    lil.blessing(at)gmail(dot)com

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  13. I plan on interacting with my baby as much as possible.
    Peek-a-boo, and playing with their feet!



    clarkmurdock@yahoo.com

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  14. I play baby games like creepy mouse,little piggies,and of course peek-a-boo.

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  15. I am due in June with my second surro baby. So this would be a cute gift for the parents of the baby.

    With my own children, I did tummy time with them. I'd look into their faces and talk to them while they would look at me. I'd wear my twins in a sling and they'd interact with each other and myself.. and so on. :)

    Thank you. atraditionalsurro at comcast dot net

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  16. Mary R8:10 AM

    Peek-a-boo was a must do game which my twin girls loved. We also made up a game we called "Toes to the Nose." We would lift their feet and slowly bring them up to their noses while making funny faces and whatever rhymes we coud think of to go with "toes to the nose." They both loved this game.
    (mkreeves3@comcast.net)

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  17. We do all kinds of things, I read to her, sing to her, take her to the playground... but mostly I try to find the things that make her laugh!

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  18. I held and talked to my baby nearly constantly. Must've worked because 3 1/2 years later he is a MOMMA'S BOY!

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  19. I read to my kids a lot when they were infants, and breastfeeding helps bonding too, I think.
    hawkgirl_16{at}hotmail{dot}com

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  20. We played pee-a-book and I would sing her songs.

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  21. We'd play the classic peek-a-boo and tickle monster games. This book would really help with more play ideas!

    transamws602(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  22. Anonymous3:07 PM

    My first baby is due in about a month and a half. Frankly, I'd like to win this book for DH though, he's scared that he won't know what to do with Jr. when they're left alone (not that he'd ever admit to it.) Thanks!

    kanderspina~at~yahoo~dot~com

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  23. I think we will probably play peek a boo. I don't know a single baby who doesn't absolutely love that game!

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  24. I read stories to my baby since he was born. I know it sounds silly to read to a newborn but I did.

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  25. Anonymous4:43 PM

    I don't have a baby yet but we're trying. I used to be a nanny and I think the best way to bond with an infant is with physical contact. So I would make sure I hold the baby and rub his or her back while just watching tv or hanging out. Just making suer the abby feels loved and secure.

    teacherlinz {at} yahoo {dot} com

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  26. Anonymous6:43 PM

    I read to them, talked to them, sang to them, and did yoga with them.

    bgcchs(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  27. Anonymous7:06 PM

    We always read!

    theyyyguy@yahoo.com

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  28. we plan to spend time with them, talking to them, reading to them, and playing games.

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  29. We played pee-a-book and I would sing her songs.

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  30. Nursing and singing :)

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  31. Play patty cake.
    donna444444@yahoo.com

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  32. Yay I won! I didn't get an email, and I supposed to contact you? Thanks!!

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  33. mom2anutball: Perhaps my emails are being gobbled up by an overzealous spam filter. Please email me with your full name and mailing address, and I'll send out your book!
    smhparent [at] hotmail [dot] com

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