It’s more than a year since we’ve launched PlayMama App – the mobile app that helps you play early learning games with your baby. Initially created as an app for a mother with a baby, now it evolved into a family app – father, grandparents, nanny or even an older sibling can find ideas on how to play with younger kids, develop their early years’ skills which is so important for helping them grow into a confident, curious and intelligent person.
Have you downloaded it yet? Here are 11 reasons why you should.
1. IT’S FREE!
Over 90 learning games that you can play with your baby on PlayMama! A third of the games are for free and if you enjoy them, you can subscribe to more paid games too!
2. NO MORE ‘WHAT SHALL WE DO NOW?’
3. GREAT FOR BONDING
Making eye contact, touching and smiling, talking or singing to your baby are all recommended as ways of really bonding with her. And most of PlayMama’s games include elements of these activities. They also give you an opportunity to really focus on your baby, so you can spend quality time with her every day.
4. BUYS YOU ME-TIME
Some of our games are designed to encourage independent play, which is vital for early development. The bonus is that you get some time for yourself too!
5. BOOSTS YOUR SELF-ESTEEM
As you play with your baby every day, it’s a virtual certainty that you’ll (a) develop an even better relationship with him and (b) watch him learn and grow. All of which should make you feel pretty darn good – because yes, you’re a GREAT mum!
6. SUPPORTIVE ADVICE THAT MAKES YOU SMILE
Our apps feature a wonderfully supportive audio guide, voiced by a lovely member of our team. As well as giving you a step-by-step guide to each game, she pops in the odd joke or witticism too – she just can’t help it! We also give you written guidelines and safety tips.
PlayMama’s games are designed to help develop the essential communication, physical and social skills set out in the UK Early Years Foundation Stage Framework, and are compatible with similar frameworks in other countries. So you can support your baby’s development from 0-24 months – and have fun at the same time!
8. FITS INTO YOUR ROUTINE
We’ve adapted a range of learning games for outdoor or indoor play, the sandpit and the bath, making them easy to slot into your everyday routine. And because they’re all there in your pocket, you can access them wherever, and whenever, you are!
9. TAILORED FOR YOUR BABY
PlayMama’s games are adapted for different age groups and can also be selected according to your baby’s physical development, such as whether she’s learned to hold up her head, crawl or walk. They can even be chosen according to your baby’s mood – is he quiet, active or wanting to have some fun? So you really can choose a game that’s just right for your baby.
10. NO SPECIAL TOYS TO BUY!
All the PlayMama games require is ordinary household objects – and you, your baby and your smartphone. So it’s quick and easy to play learning games with your baby every day.
11. FAB FEATURES
Want to add several babies, and track their progress? Check. Want to save and remember each child’s favourite games? Check. Want an in-app camera so you can share pics of you and Junior having fun? Check…
So have we persuaded you to download PlayMama for free? We do hope so – and hope you and your baby have lots of fun!