Baby Activities from Birth to 6 Months (page 2)
Activities to Do Together
- Hold and cuddle your baby
- Sing and talk to her
- Watch how she responds to your eyes and your voice
- Stroke and massage her
- Use your baby’s name when you talk to him
- Talk and sing to your baby
- Carry him around with you
- When your baby coos, talk back to him
- Give your baby lots of hugs and smiles
- Put her close to you in an infant seat. Do not put the infant seat on a bed or soft surface, where it may turn over.
- Greet your baby with a smile and her name. Talk to her about what you are doing and seeing. Copy and repeat the sounds she makes.
- Read to your baby.
- Begin a bedtime routine such as a bath, a story, a song, and going into the crib.
- Play with different things she can touch: a stuffed animal, a wooden block, a metal spoon.
- Hold his favorite toys close in front of him. Let him practice reaching.
- Help your baby get used to other adults, like a babysitter, friends, and family. Let others hold and talk to him.
- Read nursery rhymes and sing songs.
- Ask your baby questions, such as “Would you like to go for a walk?”
- Play peek-a-boo.
- Go out together often. Name people, animals, and things you see.
- Offer your baby toys from above, behind, or below. Encourage her to stretch, turn, and crawl.
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