Play is important to your baby's development. It's a fun way to help your baby understand and interact with the world around him. So start playing simple games and try new things as your baby grows.
“I found that some of the best ways to play with my baby were things that I already naturally did. Like lots of talking, singing, swaying. Or giving him something new to look at or feel.”
Bianca, mum of Paolo, 3 months
First Games for Babies
- Sing and sway to different kinds of music. Babies love hearing your voice.
- Slowly move brightly coloured objects back and forth and let them follow you with their eyes. Babies eyes are learning to see shapes, colours and movement.
- Let them feel different textured objects – like felt, leather and cotton – and watch their curious reactions.
- Make tummy time fun by lying on the floor with your little one and playing peekaboo in the mirror... you're guaranteed to get a smile.
Always remember safety first
Use toys made of soft materials. Avoid sharp, blunt and small objects that a baby can swallow.