Infants and Tots
- If you have an infant or tot, your main concern is safety, so that will be your guide to what you can introduce in the home (or daycare setting).
- An infant from age seven to 12 months is in a sensitive period for oral exploration, so you would introduce finger foods (typically at seven months). You can also provide safe objects for them to explore orally. And keeping with the theme of Christmas, Hanukkah (and the world) you could use baby proof and baby safe cultural, Christmas, and Hanukkah-type foods and items for the child to explore.
- Music/Auditory: Infants are attracted to sounds including the human voice. You could sing multicultural, Christmas, or Hanukkah songs or rhymes, play a musical instrument, play a multicultural, Christmas, or Hanukkah CD, album, or Youtube clip. You can also look for infant-safe bells to play with and explore.