Monday, August 11, 2014

10 Ways to Make Your Kids Laugh


One of the greatest joys of parenting is listening to our children laugh.  Here are some of our tried and true methods of setting off the giggles with our children:

10 Ways to Make Your Kids Laugh - Mamas Like Me
1.  Sing Silly Songs--Make up your own words to their favorite songs.

2.  Start a Tickle Fight.

3.  Tell some kid-friendly jokes or make up your own.  I have yet to find a child that doesn't enjoy a good Knock-Knock joke!

4.  Watch people eat something gross--One of my husband's favorite games when working with teens and children is to have them taste-test baby foods.  This one is even a classic at Baby Showers.  There's something about those grossed-out faces that are just hilarious. 

5.  Make up your own silly dances and be sure to perform them with your kids.

6.  Make Silly Faces.

7.  Don't underestimate the power of bodily function noises. - I have four boys so naturally anything involving burping or tooting is hilarious in our house.  They are especially enjoying the many noises coming from their newborn baby sister!  This isn't one you have to try for, just go with it when it happens and don't be afraid to laugh along with them.

8.  Play a silly prank. - Here are some harmless, fun practical jokes for kids.

9.  Pretend to make a mistake - Whether it's mixing up who's birthday it really is, pretending to run into the wall, or just mixing up someone's laundry or breakfast, kids love to see us make silly mistakes and have fun with it!

10.  Laugh With Them - Laughter is contagious!  The best way to get your kids laughing is to have fun together and enjoy laughing right along with them.

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10 Ways to Make Your Kids Laugh - Mamas Like Me
Recently, we had the opportunity to try out the new Jungle Fun Ball Climber™ from Bright Starts™, which is one of three new toys that they will be debuting as on of the sponsors of the BlogHer 2014 Conference.  This interactive toy has kept all four of our boys laughing and sharing for the past few days.  My 2 and 3-year-olds are enchanted with the silly songs and rush to grab the balls as they pop up from the tree trunk and travel down to bounce into the hippo's mouth.  My older boys love to make their brothers giggle and pretend to race their balls through the toy, grabbing and spinning them along the way.  My favorite part is listening to them laugh with each other.
  10 Ways to Make Your Kids Laugh - Mamas Like Me
You can discover why baby laughter is so important, measure your baby’s own Baby Laugh Index™, and much more at www.babylaughindex.com.

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Bright Starts is also offering one lucky reader one of these Bright Starts™ toys: Jungle Fun Ball Climber™, Hide 'n Spin Monkey, or 3-in-1 Step 'n Ride Lion™. Just leave a comment below telling me what makes you and your children laugh! 
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28 comments:

  1. We make each other laugh, totally random but totally fun.

    mummytotwoboys@yahoo.com

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  3. My kids will laugh over the strangest things, but their laughter always makes me laugh, too.

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  4. The dog's funny antics make us all laugh.

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  5. tweeted
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  6. when my husband throws the kids up in the air and waves them around they love it and we all laugh!!

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  8. My kids love to make each other laugh! They could laugh about the silliest things!
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  9. tweeted https://twitter.com/lake12/status/502262783350558720
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  10. Playing with her soft blocks.

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  11. My daughter loves it when I sing!

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  12. What makes my nieces and I laugh is reading Amelia Bedelia together! :) deeg131 at gmail dot com

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  13. tweeted https://twitter.com/DeeGee13/status/503275443399561217

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  14. My daughter is super ticklish! She laughs uncontrollably when I get her. Makes me laugh too!
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  15. https://twitter.com/OneFrugalGirl/status/509095938645065730

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  16. Playing outside and playing with the dogs and cats makes me and my grandsons laugh.

    rhoneygtn at yahoo dot com

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  17. Watching the 3 stooges does is every time

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  18. https://twitter.com/mkjmc/status/510189390069366784

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  19. Our daughter loves to play hide and go seek. She giggles when day chases her.

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  20. My two big ol' wrinkly Shar-peis makes us laugh. They are clowns.

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  22. my nephew loves when you play copy cat with him

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  23. https://twitter.com/purplelover04/status/511210559342395392

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  24. Playing games together and starting tickle fights and pillow fights always ends up with everyone doubled over laughing.

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  25. Tweet - https://twitter.com/willitara/status/511245584104058880

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  26. flying kites in the park

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  27. tweet https://twitter.com/ChelleB36/status/511301677987540992

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