As your baby approaches his first year, he is beginning to pay closer attention to illustrations in books. Use that budding interest to build his vocabulary and language
Babies love to hear their own names! Try substituting your child’s name in simple nursery rhymes to build pre-reading skills like phonological awareness.
Your baby is becoming more skillful in using her hands, and many infant toys -- like pegboards and puzzles -- foster the fine motor development that will help with beginning writing and other pre-reading skills later on.
Even though your infant can’t talk, he is starting to learn that he can use signals to communicate. When you're aware of your baby’s attempts to communicate and try to interpret his needs, you are building his pre-reading skills.
Fun, interactive songs will help your baby develop language comprehension as she learns to associate key words with people, objects and events in her daily life.
In this activity you can talk to your baby about shapes, and the best part is your baby will get to eat his super-tasty shape!
This activity will give you an opportunity to talk to your baby about the concept of closing or opening an item or body part, as well as different cause and effect concepts.
Exposing your baby to new textures helps to develop gross and fine motor skills. This exciting sensory activity will engage your baby in a world of exploration and amazement.
Your baby’s grasping skills are developing at this age. Have her “help” with sorting the laundry to practice these emerging skills!
Your baby is learning to notice sounds all around her more and more each day. Try making noisy socks for her to listen to the sounds of her world.