Early Baby


Episode Description: Bluey’s playgroup is at odds when Indy’s baby hospital collides with Rusty’s knights and dragons. But in explaining themselves, they find their games actually have a lot in common.


  • I don’t know about you, but my kids spend a large chunk of their time playing variations on “baby hospital” and “mums and dads” (I nearly did “Mums and Dads” for this lesson and it is basically a sequel if you want to include it here.) if you want to extend their play here are some ideas:
    • Have the kids set up a baby nursery
    • If you’ve got plastic baby dolls, give them a bath
    • Act out the day the were born! (We may be getting into Dad Baby territory here.)
  • Speaking of which, kids love looking at their old baby photos. You could also collect baby photos of family members and friends and turn it into a game of trying to guess the baby. We’ve all played this one at a baby shower, right?
  • Learn about how babies grow!
    • This video for kids shows a placenta and an ultrasound being performed.
    • This video explains how a foetus changes month by month.
    • This video doesn’t explain much but shows you a pretty cool 3D animation through the womb from fertilisation into a fully formed foetus.
  • I’m not going to tell you how or when to talk to your kids about how babies are conceived, but if it comes up What Makes a Baby is the best book I’ve read on the subject. It’s gender-neutral, inclusive and factual.
  • Learn about life in a baby hospital and meet a midwife.
  • Lest we leave out Rusty’s side of the story…
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