Activities for Babies: 3-6 Months

Babies start learning from the minute they are born.  Over the course of their first year they learn so much, there are a lot of activities that you can do with infants to help with development.

Below are a few activities for ages 3-6 months:

  • What’s Cooking?: Whenever you are in the kitchen, talk about each thing you do.  Let your baby play with kitchen utensils, bowls, pots and pans.
  • Reaching: Give your baby their favorite toy to hold.  Take the toy and hold it up a little higher than their hands can reach.  Encourage them to reach for the toy and praise your baby when they reach for the toy.
  • Tapping Away: Give your baby an object and notice he/she will start tapping.  Tap along with them and sing “Tap, tap, tapping”.
  • Shake, Shake, Shake:  Fill several small plastic containers with different objects.  Give a container to your baby and shake.  While shaking the container, use the word “Shake”.

Do you have any fun activities that you do with your infant?  Please let us know!

Come back next week for Activities for Babies: 6-9 Months

Reference: Games to play with Babies by Jackie Silberg

Ashley Myers

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