(HealthDay News) -- Just because your newborn is too little to crawl or talk doesn't mean the two of you can't be active together.
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The American Academy of Pediatrics suggests how you can actively stimulate your young baby's body and mind:
- When baby is just a few weeks old, walk around the house with your newborn and point out objects by name.
- Encourage reaching out, touching and examining safe objects.
- Talk to your baby constantly, while changing, bathing or feeding.
- Read to baby and dance together while listening to music, or play together on the floor.
- Engage in a game of peek-a-boo or patty cake, and give plenty of hugs and physical affection.
- Secure baby in the stroller and go outside for a walk.
-- Diana Kohnle
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