Children begin to laugh after two or three months after birth – usually the laughter of infants expresses them in a good mood, joy, satisfaction and reactions to pleasant sensations, delivered by the mother. If you want to amuse a very small child, kiss him or throw up – he doesn't perceive this as funny, but will laugh, as will experience pleasant sensations.
In nine months the child is beginning to understand and appreciate surrounding objects. Start to play with the baby hide and seek – hide from him toys and things, asking where they've gone. Hide under the blanket their hands or the hands of a child. Also you can stuff your face and "hide".
The hidden object must be in sight of the baby – then he would not experience anxiety, but will get pleasure from his "searches". These hide and seek "fun" will cause the baby to laugh.
At this age the child begins to recognize cause-and-effect relationships. You can tickle him, and the child will laugh. In older age promise the child that you tickle him and he laughs from a promise of tickling.
At age one the baby acquires the ability to wonder at the surrounding events, when reality does not match expectations. If you accidentally drop on the floor a package with things or stumble, the baby will laugh, as this situation is unexpected for him.
In two years the child begins to form their own sense of humor – to act like talking on the phone, applying your ear to the spoon or hairbrush. Replacing its symbol, the child goes to a new level of development.
In two or three years the kid is able to joke and entertain others – to hide, suddenly jump out from "ambush" to call people funny names to come up with their own jokes. With humor a small child can defuse a tense situation.
Use humor with your child in important situations – for example when a child learns to behave at the table or learning to walk and to dress themselves. Jokes relieve tension and anxiety.