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I Feel Hungry

Increase infants awareness of certain feelings.

Infants will learn about hunger cues.

In this activities educators will engage and talk to the infants on what it is like to feel hungry. When a child shows signs that they are feeling hungry this is a great time to pull out this activity. Talking and showing the process of eating to the child is very beneficial, along with the comfort and nurturing the child will sense once the educator is holding and feeding them.

Materials

For this developmental activity you will need:

Large photo or book of children eating

Learning Outcomes

Domain

Physical, Cognitive

Skills

Physical Health, growth Receptive Language, Expressive Language, Self-Regulation

Indicators:

Caregivers will talk about being hungry to help infants gain awareness of certain feelings.

Instructions

Step 1:

When feeding a baby a bottle or spoon-feeding food, ask, “Are you hungry? Would you like to eat?” This will introduce the concept of cause and effect.

Step 2:  

Show a book about eating to the infant while in your lap. Say, “This baby is eating ice cream. Yummy. She must be hungry.” 

Step 3:  

Any time that a baby starts to cry and it’s close to feeding time, be sure to reinforce this by saying, “Oh it seems like you’re hungry! Let’s warm up your bottle together.”