How to “Play” with an Infant, with Ayelet Marinovich

How to “Play” with an Infant, with Ayelet Marinovich

How do you play with a newborn? What are the options besides peek- a – boo? In this episode of “Yoga| Birth| Babies,” I speak with development pediatric speech-language pathologist and founder of Strength in Words, Ayelet Marinovich. We discuss ways you can “play” with a newborn and through this play support their development. Ayelet breaks down developmental milestones and how you can use those as a guide for “play.”

In this Episode:

  • What “play” really look like with an infant.
  • Ways a parent or caregiver can support a continually changing baby’s development.
  • How to play with objects already around the house versus store bought toys.
  • Creating fun and playful experiences for baby and toddler.
  • Ayelet’s top three recommendations for  providing play opportunities.
  • Early communication milestones to keep in mind.
  • The difference between speech, language and communication.


About Ayelet: 

Ayelet is a pediatric speech-language pathologist, parent educator, singer and mother based in the San Francisco Bay Area. She is the creator of Strength In Words, whose mission is to promote caregiver / baby interaction and support parent education through music, play, sensory experiences, and language-rich environments. Her current passions include spending time with her family, and creating a community of support for families of young children with infants & toddlers of all developmental levels. You can learn more on


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