Help your little one to have fun while developing their mental and motor skills.
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Activity cards made from family photos are a great form of entertainment - and help strengthen family bonds. They not only engage your child but also help them learn more about the world and the important
Fun & Games
What You'll need
Close-up family photos, protective covering, sandwich bags, mini-photo album,
Stimulate your baby's growing sense of touch with a tactile activity mat made from textured fabrics. Babies love to lie on it wearing only their nappy. It's a great craft project for anyone who sews, and makes
Large, soft ball; books or boxes to create a lane
Babies learn to talk by listening, exploring and responding to the sounds of the world around them. Toddlers love songs, rhymes and other fun forms of language, so use all of these to get your child chatting.
On the go, Indoors, Outdoors,
Alphabet & Numbers
Your baby is on the move now, with places to go and new things to see. Create an obstacle course that's both physically challenging and teaches what "under", "over" and "around" mean. Great fun, and educational
Pillows, sheet, towel, chairs, table, medium-size or large cardboard box
Sometimes, simpler is better! Use an ordinary cardboard box to unlock your little one's extraordinary imagination.
Medium-size moving or storage boxes, plastic lid, nut and bolt, box cutter
Sorting and matching basic geometric shapes and fitting them into corresponding holes is the first step on the road to the more complex puzzles your child will enjoy later. For even more educational fun, make
A baby piggy-bank is easy to make and just right for children aged 6 to 12 months. Your little one will love filling up this colourful piggy-bank with large fake 'coins' and tipping them out again.
Pack a bag with a collection of sense-stimulating playthings to take on car trips, visits to the doctor, restaurant outings - or anywhere your baby might appreciate some diversion. Toddlers like these kind of
Playing with your toddler may seem like just fun and games, but there's a lot of learning going on at the same time. Think you need more toys? Think again: there are better ways to make playtime even more fun
You may be tempted to give your baby loads of brightly-coloured toys, but with a four- to six-month-old baby, less is definitely more. Simple games and activities will make playtime fun, rather than
Your toddler learns a lot about the world through play. Every event, object and action, seen through your child's eyes, is an opportunity for fun. It's through engaging with their environment while playing that
You can find out a lot about your child by watching and listening to them play. Clues to new skills and developing intelligence can be found in the games children invent with their toys. It makes playtime a
The next time you think your child is 'just playing' think again. Play has a fundamental role in your child's development. Find out why play is as vital - or even more vital - than reading, writing and
Baby games don’t need to be a bore! You and your 10- to 12-month-old baby will have a blast with this age-appropriate spin on the time-honoured tradition of catch.
Indoors or Outdoors
Soft balls of various sizes, colours and textures
Babies all develop on their own time, but did you know you can help yours get a head start? Read on for three big milestones - and what you can do to help your little one get to them.
You may be tempted to have tons of fun with your little bundle, but when it comes to baby activities, less is definitely more. Learn how to get your baby playing and keep him happily stimulated.
Want to help with your baby’s early child development? Try making the most of playtime by exploring these baby activities and baby games.
Although we may take it for granted, your little one is still working hard to gain a (literal) grasp on things. Read on for five tips to help him along.
Give your baby a nudge in the right direction with these easy ideas that will get her brain and body moving!