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Stimulating Your Baby with Toys

At five months of age, your baby is likely to enjoy anything that he can push with his feet. He is also getting very good at reaching for objects and grabbing them. He is interested in exploring his body. He likes toys he can touch, suck on, look at and chew.

He likes to explore toys on his own, but he loves to explore them with you.

Your baby learns from playing. He likes to explore each toy just to get the feel of it. He likes to take a toy and twist it, shake it and suck on it. He likes to bang it against other objects.

Here are a few things that will help him explore himself and the world around him:

Sometimes babies are very happy playing with safe things that are not toys, like pots and pans.

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