When you cuddle, talk to, and play with your baby, you build an emotional bond. You also help your baby learn. Here are some ways to encourage learning and cognitive development.
This is important to encourage cognitive development.
Between 3 and 6 months, babies seem to like toys that they can easily handle. Around 8 to 12 months, when they're able to pick up objects, babies may love to play with blocks. They might also enjoy more complex toys, in which an action triggers a response.
Household objects, like a spoon or measuring cups, can serve as toys as long as they can't injure or be swallowed by the baby.
Put some of your baby's toys away for a time and then reintroduce them. This will keep your baby interested in toys they've gotten used to.
Current as of:
September 20, 2021
Author: Healthwise StaffMedical Review: John Pope MD - PediatricsKathleen Romito MD - Family Medicine
Current as of: September 20, 2021
Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:John Pope MD - Pediatrics & Kathleen Romito MD - Family Medicine
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