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