Weekly Visit Guide 12 - 23 Months

Month 12 – Visit 1 – (Sample)




  1. Blocks and Container: Child to play with blocks and understand in, out, on top of (may not be able to say words)
  2. Language – Talk with Baby: Mother to talk to child about what she is doing in the home
  3. Song: Mother to sing and do actions with child
  4. Message: (Insert here)

Things to Do:

  • Blocks 2 - Six Blocks and Container:
    Give child blocks to explore and play. Repeat all previous block games with the child. Take blocks out one at a time saying, “I’m taking the blocks out. Let the child play at taking the blocks out, and give the simple instruction, “Take it out.Then, help the child put the blocks into and out of the container. Guide the child’s hand if help is needed. Describe what you’re doing using the words ‘in’ and ‘out’. Let the mother do the activity with the child. Turn the container upside down and demonstrate stacking one block on top of the container. “Look Tommy, I am putting this block on top of this container.” Encourage child to do the same. It might be necessary to help at first. Praise him when he does it “Good boy, you did it!” Encourage the mother to repeat activities with child.


  • Language – Talk with Baby - Discuss the importance of talking with child even though he can’t talk. Encourage mother that when she is at home with the child to talk to him all the time. Tell him what she is doing; describe what’s going on e.g. “Mommy’s filling the bucket with water. Now I am going to clean the floor.” Name people and animals around e.g. “Can you hear that dog barking?…it is making a loud noise.” Encourage mother to talk with child throughout the week.


  • Song – Ask mother if she knows the song, if not demonstrate.  Let child sit facing the mother. Encourage mother and child to do actions. Visitor to do actions and sing along with them.

Open Shut Them
Open, shut them, open, shut them                        (Open and close both hands)
Give a little clap, clap, clap                       (Clap hands 3 times)
Open, shut them, open, shut them                        (Open and close both hands)
Lay them in your lap, lap, lap             (Pat hands in lap, 3 times)

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