Baby Stimulation: Activities for your 6 month old

Baby Stimulation:  Activities for your 6 month old

See how everyday household items can stimulate your baby’s development.

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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JenniferPowers 07/27/2015

This is great! My son is about to turn 6 months old next week, and I am a new mom. So I need all the help and ideas I can get!

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07/26/2015

Thank you for the helpful information

Fabric scraps DIY

07/26/2015

I created a fabric book for my LO by taking pieces of old clothing and glueing them on cardboard for her to explore the various textures.

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07/24/2015

I was wanting to learn a few things to do with my six month old, and this is great.

thanks

areyou1234 07/24/2015

love the ideas

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