At play with baby: hello hands!

Baby Clara has two hands!

Clara uses her hands to tear paper…

Clara uses her hands to reach for the ball…

Clara uses her hands to squeeze her soft toys…

Clara uses her hands to feel her bumpy ball…

Clara uses her hands to hold her bottle…

Clara uses her hands to put things in her mouth…

Clara uses her hands to help her crawl on the floor…

Clara’s mommy took pictures of Clara’s hands and made a special book of Clara’s hands!

Clara likes to look at her hands in the special book…

Clara’s mommy put pictures of Clara’s hands above the changing table…

Now Clara and her mommy can talk about Clara’s hands while she is getting her diaper changed. This keeps Clara’s attention so she doesn’t roll around while having her diaper changed.

Clara’s mom made exploring hands a fun and practical experience!

Infant Lesson Plan

By |2011-02-09T18:00:39+00:00February 9th, 2011|

About the Author:

Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. has been working and teaching in the field of early childhood education for over 30 years. Deborah currently owns and teaches in her own part-time, private preschool called The Children’s Studio. Deborah’s deep passion for teaching and working with young children is documented and then graciously shared with millions of readers around the world through her blog and other social networking communities. Deborah believes that young children learn best through play and exploration and embraces this belief in all that she does in her own classroom so that she can effectively and passionately share rewarding, real- life, tried-and-true practices with other teachers, parents, and leaders across the field of early childhood education.


  1. Meme February 10, 2011 at 10:45 am - Reply

    Thx so much, we did enjoy exploring your www. so much.
    Have a grt V.Day *-*

    • Deborah J. Stewart February 10, 2011 at 5:13 pm - Reply

      You have a great V-Day too!

  2. J. Ashby February 10, 2011 at 1:16 pm - Reply

    Fantastic pictures! Love it, love it, love it. And espec. the idea with respect to having the photos near baby’s changing station, so she (or he) can look at pics of herself!

    • Deborah J. Stewart February 10, 2011 at 5:13 pm - Reply

      I thought that was such a wonderful idea too! Clara’s mom sent that over to me and I loved it!

  3. Lilia February 3, 2017 at 8:21 am - Reply

    Great idea! I think I will make a “foot book”and add some foot print art 🙂 You’re very creative !

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