Lie on the bed or floor with your baby. Show your baby a stuffed toy and introduce it by saying its name: “Oh, here is Mr. Lion.” Hold Mr. Lion in your hand and have him talk with your baby. Then, hide the toy and to the tune of “Where is Thumbkin,” sing, “Where is Mr. Lion, where is Mr. Lion?” Make the stuffed toy reappear and sing, “Here I am, here I am.” Sing, “How are you today, sir? Very well, I thank you. Now run away, run away.” Repeat a few times.
Incorporate this activity into one of your routines, like morning or bed time.