Playtime with your baby is far more than fun and games. As I mentioned in 8 Ways to Play With Your Baby (0-3 Months), playing with your baby is crucial to his developing mind and body. Making time to play with your little one is vital!
Plus, you know, it’s fun.
Here are some games to play with your 4-6 month old. Of course, many of the activities in the previous post would still apply!
Blast Off! – I started doing this with my son at about 4 months and he loved it. All you do is hold the baby in a sitting position on the ground or in your lap and count down from 10 to 1. Then you say… “Blast off” and lift the baby in the air.
Kiss Up’s – This is a perfect activity for making eye contact with your little one while getting some kisses and exercise in. Lay baby down on the ground and do push up’s directly over the baby. Every time you go down kiss your baby. This was a favorite of ours . It is now pretty impossible to get my son to lay still!
Grasping for Ribbons – You’ve probably noticed that your little one loves grabbing stuff, like your hair! This is a perfect game to encourage grasping (and give your head a break). Hang some ribbon from a play gym (we loved our Baby Einstein play gym), lay your baby on her back so she can grab for the ribbons. Use colorful ribbon, if possible!
What games have you played with your baby?