April 14 is Laughter Day! Stars0 reviews (Do you like this day? Rate it!)

Laughter Day Today is International Moment of Laughter Day. Humorologist Izzy Gesell created this day to encourage people to laugh.

There's nothing better than hearing the laugh or giggle of a child. Try some of these ideas to get your kids laughing!

Books & Videos | Laughing Babies | Laughing Toddlers | Laughing Children |

Books & Videos

  Giggle, Giggle, Quack Giggle, Giggle, Quack by Doreen Cronin
Farmer Brown is going on vacation. He asks his brother, Bob, to take care of the animals. 'But keep and eye on Duck. He's trouble...
  Is This A Sack of Potatoes? Is This A Sack of Potatoes? by Crescent Dragonwagon
A mother tries to guess what is wriggling and giggling under the blanket on her son's bed.
  Lettuce In! and other Knock Knock Jokes Lettuce In! and other Knock Knock Jokes by Tina Gallo
Collects knock-knock jokes, in a text with flaps for readers to reveal the answers.

Laughing Babies

1. Playing peekaboo
2. Raspberries! (Blow on their tummies until your lips vibrate)
3. Making silly faces
4. Animal sounds
5. Any other exaggerated behavior...!
Laughing Babies

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Laughing Toddlers

1. Pretending objects are something else - use a shoe for a telephone, put a bowl on your head for a hat, etc.
2. Misnaming objects - toddlers love learning that everything has a name, and will then enjoy 'misnaming' things, such as pointing to their nose and saying it's their ear.
3. Playing chase - 'I am going to get you' will usually lead to fun and laughter!
4. Picking them up and chasing something else - like another person or the dog!
5. Hide and seek
6. A classic tickle torture!
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Laughing Children

1. I don't know why children find this funny, but an accidental trip and fall (or any other pretend injury) always creates a laugh.
2. Tell them they are the parent and you are the child, then act super crazy as they try to take care of you. (As it turns out, this is fun for you too).
3. Pretend you are asleep (with exaggerated snoring), then when they come near you, startle them silly.
4. Any other nonsensical behavior you can think of!
5. Tell them some jokes or take turns making up jokes.
Laughing Children

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