It’s just an old, lost sock…or is it? With some little additions, and a bit of help from your child, it could turn into your kid's latest – and funniest – friend.

What you need

A sock

Some cotton wool

Glue

Benefits

Understanding humour

Developing communication skills

Developing the ability to make creative decisions

And don’t forget, the everyday things you do together make a big difference and can help your child to grow up healthier and happier.

How long will it take?

15 mins

What to do

  1. Put the sock on your hand, and make a mouth by tucking a bit between your palm and fingers.
  2. Then ask your child where its eyes should be, and stick the cotton wool balls on the sock with glue. Give it a funny name and a silly voice and make your child giggle!

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