Much of our family live far away so J doesn’t get consistent interaction with them. It is very important to me that J know his relatives and develop relationships with them as he gets older. The first step to me was knowing who was who in his family. At 10 months, I made some photo magnets for him to play with. I printed pictures of each family member, put a sticky magnet on the back and then lamenated both together (so he couldn’t peel the magnet off the back). He has loved them since the first day I put them up. He often played with these while I cooked dinner (convenient for me since he was close by). He quickly learned who was in each photo. When we were plannning a visit to see certain family (or before family came to visit us), I emphasized their photos.
Age Attempted: 10 months; this is an toy/activity he still plays with at 22 months.
Teachable Moments: Family members (or other important people in baby’s life)
Try Again? This toy rests permanently on the refrigerator door, used often