Playing with a flashlight is a lot of fun for babies. Imagine the fun your baby will have if you transform the light from the flashlight to a geometric shape!
For this activity, the positional words “up” and “down” are used repeatedly to help your baby begin to understand direction and orientation.
Your baby is learning how to organize his attention between himself, another person and a third object. This fun game will help support his development of establishing and maintaining his attention to simple objects.
Your baby is developing motor skills that will prepare him to use drawing and writing tools as he gets older. Try pulling out some plastic bowls and watch him have fun nesting the bowls inside each other.
If your baby has started to scoot or crawl, he may enjoy the challenge of having to navigate over or around obstacles. This is a fun way to develop motor skills.
If your baby is between 6 months and 11 months old, she is at a peak age for receptive language development: the comprehension of language. This activity will give you both time to bond and it will help expose her to new sounds, vocabulary and repetition.
Animal sound games are a good way to expose your baby to new sounds! Plus, she will have so much fun trying to find where that sound is coming from.
Using textured surfaces and bright colors is a great way to introduce your baby to letters and shapes! This do-it-yourself easy touch and feel board will quickly become a favorite toy!
Singing silly or familiar songs to your baby during daily routines will help him develop the foundations of spoken, and later written, language.
Joint attention is very important for the development of language because it provides the social foundation to support language learning. During this phase of development, infants begin to increase the length of time they share their attention with an adult and a third party or object.