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Baby Stimulation:  Activities for your 6 month old

Baby Stimulation: Activities for your 6 month old

Sensory stimulation activities

  • Peek-a-boo, nursery rhymes and puppets are all games that will stimulate your baby’s senses.
  • Try experimenting with different textures using scarves and other fabrics you have around the house.
  • If your baby is crawling, designate a cupboard in the kitchen that’s safe for him to explore. You’ll be amazed to see the joy he can get out of a few pots and a wooden spoon.

Be sure to play it safe by keeping the rest of the cupboards secured.

Keep it interesting

  • Rotate his toys so that there are just a few in front of him at any given time
  • Make sure he gets a little quiet time on his own to experiment with each new thing and discover what's special about it.
  • Let him work a little bit to reach the toy, figure it out, and then share it with you, you'll give him a chance to experience the joy of doing it himself. That sense of mastery will fuel his desire to keep exploring.

Enjoy these special moments, watching your baby learn and discover is a fascinating time.

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Play Time

Alicia 4/25/2016
Baby boy loves to play with anything that makes noise. He loves crinkle books, rattles with different sounds, and our voices. It's so much fun to sit with him and talk back and forth and he loves it when I sing.

Great ideals

Shelby 4/19/2016
My baby boy just turned 6 months old so we'll be doing lots of these activities. Awesome article.

Baby Talk

mbryde 4/18/2016
I love watching my quads explore and learn together. they have a language all of their own. they are 10 months old and exploring everything!

Fun Times

4/12/2016
It is always great making sounds back and forth with your baby and seeing what other sounds and actions they will make. Always puts a smile on my face and then my little ones!

Sounds

4/10/2016
My 5 month old and I make sounds back and forth. I will copy him (the best I can) and he will try to do it back to me! Fun game that keeps us both entertained!!