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Brainy Baby Activity #1: Pick Up the Spoon... Again?!

Pick up the spoon. (Repeat).

Why do babies love dropping stuff on the floor again and again…and again? Your brilliant little spoon-hurdler is busy experimenting with the principle of cause and effect: When she drops the spoon (cause), it falls (effect)!

The concept of cause and effect is actually connected to scientific and mathematical reasoning. When your baby drops her spoon, she’s honing skills that light up her growing brain—and that’s a pretty good reason to play along.

Besides, what’s more delightful than your baby’s gleeful giggle when the spoon re-appears once again? So play along: Pick up the spoon and let your little scientist test out her hypothesis again and again.

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