You can give your junior champ a great start with this funny game that will build up their strength – and you can enjoy some special one-on-one time together.

What you need

Just you and your baby


Builds strength and coordination in arms and legs

Keeping eye contact creates an emotional connection

How long will it take?

15 mins

What to do

    1. Lay your baby on a flat surface, on top of a soft rug or blanket, and gently hold their hands.
    2. Look into their eyes and do boxing motions towards you. Gently say ‘We’re boxing, boxing, boxing.’ (Or if you want to do some cycling instead, you can move their legs in a bicycling motion and say ‘We’re biking, biking, biking’). Keep eye contact and keep smiling and you’ll soon get a lovely smile back.

      mother and baby laugh