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Playing with your eight month old baby

Author GreatDad Writers
Submitted 04-04-2007

At eight months of age, your baby is old enough to communicate
and interact with you in many different and interesting ways. This is a good time to start
developing a close bond with your baby. The best way to do this is to take every opportunity you can
to play with your baby. Playtime can be fun for both, parents as well as babies, and offers great
possibilities for stimulating your baby’s physical and mental growth.

You can play a
variety of games. Identify the kind of games your baby loves to play the most. You can then select
the activities that are most likely to be enjoyed by both of you.

These are among the
activities that are most popular with infants:

  • Peek-a-boo: This an all time favorite with
    babies around eight months of age. Playing peek-a-boo will help your baby understand that you may be
    still be around even when you are not in sight.
  • Creating sound: Eight-month-old babies are
    keen listeners and love to explore the relationship between sounds and objects. Bells, drums, and
    things that go buzz and trrring immediately grab their attention. Exploring new ways to create
    sounds out of falling blocks, rolling cylindrical objects, and spinning wheels are sure to keep them
    engrossed for a long time.

Do you know of other interesting ways to play with a baby?
Please use the Post a Comment link to share your tips.