Activities for Babies: 6-9 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 6-9 months:

  • The Napkin Game: Place a dinner napkin partially covering your face.  Take the napkin off and say “Peek-a-boo”.  Do this several times before trying it on the baby.  Put the napkin on your baby’s head and see if he/she will pull it off.
  • Where’s Your Toe?: Say Where’s you toe? Here it is? (Touch her toe) I love your toe very much. Repeat this naming different body parts.
  • Floor Games: Get down on the floor and crawl with your baby.  Pretend to be different animals.  Fill a container with different toys, encourage your baby to take a toy out of the container and then put it back.  Make sure to say the name of the toy as it is taken out.
  • Muffin Tin Game: Place a toy into one of the cups of a muffin tin.  Show your baby how to take out the toy and put it back.  Keep adding toys until you have filles all the muffin cups.
  • Bang it and Shake it: Bang a block on the table or floor.  Encourage your baby to do the same.  Repeat this activity by shaking a rattle.

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

Come back next week for Activities for Babies: 9-12 Months

Reference: Games to play with Babies by Jackie Silberg

Ashley Myers

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