Lap Bounce Top Tips
Look at your baby
Try turning your baby to face you as they bounce. This allows them to watch your mouth as you sing so they can see how you form the sounds and words that make up your language.
Feel the beat
Bounces are a great way for children to feel the beat with their body. A steady beat is reminiscent of their mother’s heartbeat, a sound that was comforting in the womb.
Beats to walk and dance
Moving, walking, running and dancing all require the ability to keep a beat. So by doing lap bounces with your baby, you are getting them ready for this developmental stage.
Be close and loving
Lap bounces allow us to be close to our babies by holding them on our laps and giving them hugs and cuddles. This is a great chance to build a positive, loving relationship with your baby which is the foundation for learning.