Wednesday, March 10, 2010

How to Play The Woooooooooooooo! Game

I've always been pretty good at being silly. Having spent my entire life surrounded by small children, I'd say I'm pretty much an expert in silliness at this point.

I'm sure you've met people in your life who did not know how to be silly. In fact, you may be one of those people. So, if you happen to have trouble thinking up silly things to do with kids, here's your first lesson: How to Play the Wooooooooo! Game.

Now that Baby L. is almost five months old, she's really developing a great little sense of humor. And one thing she thinks is just HI-LAR-I-OUS is when I say Wooooooooooooooo! You have to start in a low pitch and get higher and higher up to a little squeak.

If you really want L. to crack up, you start the Wooooooooooo! from a foot or two away from her and then zoom your face in closer to hers as your voice rises. She usually cracks up by the second or third Woooooooo! Patience is key.

So, for all you non-silly people, now you know how to do at least one silly thing. When you come up with some more silly things to do, post them in a comment on this page!


  1. One of my favorite silly things to do with babies is sing along and dance to music. Not so silly on its own, but it can get creative if you don't know the words (which is usually the case for me). I fill the melody or background in with "deedle deedle dees" and put on an enthusiastic dance face. Babies love it, and it also makes them aware of music at a young age. It's also very entertaining for me!

    I like it when kids are exposed to a variety of music, but I'm not sure what's recommended. (The deedle deedle dees are particularly funny on a reggae beat!)

  2. This is so cute =). We'll have to try it. Duncan's favorite new silly game is 'where are Duncan's _____?' and we fill in the blank with a body part...toes, fingers, cheeks, belly...I say it really slowly and wiggle my fingers in front of him, and then tickle whatever body part I name. We play it so much that now he starts cracking up and wiggling his feet as soon as I say "Where are..."!