Born Again

Materials: sheet, 25-watt red light bulb, 6' length of yarn, drum

Children with a sibling on the way are often interested in the birth process. Create a reenactment with the child under a sheet (womb), a piece of yarn (umbilical cord) tied to the child's belt, and a single red low-wattage bulb in an otherwise darkened room. Simulate the mother's heartbeat with a small drum pulsing a beat. Press down (gently!) on the child with your hands to simulate contractions, at which point the heartbeat begins to increase in tempo. As the child emerges from the sheet, flip on the lights. Child squeals with delight. Be prepared to do it again ... and again ... and again.

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