In my previous baby learning activities 0 to 6 Months article, I brought up few sensory activities for your infants, now as your infants are heading towards 6 to 12 months of age, this is the time to introduce them learning activities and some ideas about how to play with baby and toddler, which can stimulate their mental, physical health and promote cognitive skills. Though, it is quite difficult to identify the specific fun learning activities for 6 to 12 months old babies but in this article I am assembling three easy activities for all mums out there who are wondering on internet and spending a lot of their precious time to search such engaging and learning activities.

As a mother of two I found these activities very helpful and useful, I along with my kids had a lot of fun. Hope you all will be enjoying these toddler learning activities too.

Stacking Toys & Blocks:

As now your infant has turned into a tiny person, he can sit, roll down, crawl and can take up little steps. He/she will never get bored by doing all the activities of his/her interest.

Some of the most loved toys for babies and toddlers are staking toys and blocks.

Though at this age, your little one will need basic construction blocks and staking toys, but, to be honest, these simple construction toys are simple in our sight not theirs, as for them, these are like difficult but interesting toys to play and learn with before jumping on to difficult ones as they grow up. By playing with these toys, your little one will learn the basic concept about numbers and colors. Apart from this, construction blocks and staking toys help your little one in developing

  1. Fine and gross motor skills
  2. Cognitive skills
  3. Thinking and concentration on a specific task
  4. Problem solving ability
  5. Spatial intelligence
  6. Creativity
  7. Social and language skills
  8. Advance math skills

Moreover, when your child finish playing with construction blocks or staking toys, reward them with something they like. This will encourage them to play with these learning toys more and more and to solve different tasks and will boost their brain development and intelligence many folds…

Baby Board Books:

Books are one of the most important and beautiful window for your little ones to see and understand their surrounding and environment. Your toddler is growing, he is understand more and more about the world around him through books, as books play a vital role in boosting their intelligence, thinking and power of imagination.

Buy them board books with vibrant colours, characters and texture and shapes, they feel excited to touch and feel different textures and love to learn from colorful picture of different animals, plants, things of everyday use and toys. My one year old son Abraham has got board books, he can’t pronounce theĀ  names but can tell by making certain sounds what he sees, like he point to the duck and say quack quack and so on. So, though kids cannot pronounce words but they learn from what they see and observe.

‘Pat-a-Cake’ A Joyful Activity:

Pat-a-Cake is another really good activity you can do with your baby while singing rhyme “Pat-a-Cake” to him/her. As your baby is still learning about touching, clapping, hand and eye coordination and about repetition of words and activities, sing this rhyme to your child while clapping your hands and then tap on your baby’s hands, or by helping your child to clap and tap on your hands. Almost all babies do love singing rhymes and acting on it accordingly and these rhyming activities will make your baby-mummy bonding time full of laughs, giggles and fun.

All these activities might seem simple to us but for our babies, this is a whole learning process that they enjoy as well. Learning activities are so helpful in boosting your child’s confidence, intelligence, thinking power and teach them how to express their thoughts and observations.

I hope your little ones will have fun doing these activities and want you to do these again and again to them so that they can laugh, play and enjoy with you and at the same time enjoy the mummy’s warmth of immense love.

 

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10 COMMENTS

  1. Wanna hear something funny. My children are 14 and 15 and I still ‘stalk’ them with PattaCake. We had so much fun playing it when they were children that it’s nostalgia for us now.

    Thanks for the article.

    • Thank you Lane for your comments. It is very common that certain tunes, songs or rhymes that we heard in our childhood become so nostalgic even when we grow up and become an adult. We always want to sing those specific songs or rhymes as these are embedded in our memory.

  2. I don’t know about you but pat-a-cake is one of my favorite ways to make a baby giggle and peek a boo. This is a cute article, I love making everyone smile spending time with your babies and bonding is one of the most important things you can do.

    • HI Melissa, thank you so much for sharing your comments with us. You are absolutely right, pat-a-cake is every baby’s most fevorite and babies do enjoy singing and clapping along with mums on this rhyme.

  3. Awesome and interesting content. Really something new and fresh. But I didn’t understand why father is not involved in this because in my opinion, your content will really help some fathers out there. Anyways, really good concept.

    • Hello Vinay, thank you so much for sharing your views on this article and for your appreciation. You are right, father should be equally involved with a child as mum. A child need both mum and dad side by side.

  4. Ah Patter Cake! I’ll be playing this with my boy tomorrow. Clapping games were such fun growing up. We also enjoy stacking blocks and Duplo bricks. Can’t be a cardboard box though!

    • Hi Lace, thank you so much for your comments. Clapping games and rhyme singing is such a fun and I am sure your child will enjoy as well.

  5. Hi Sarah, great tips for young babies. I remember playing that pat a cake game with my mum, and I’m pleased to see it’s still a thing.
    Reading has so many advantages for kids as you’ve pointed out, and there’s nothing nicer than reading a bedtime story to your child. There’s so many great books out there now, my little nephew has the best pop up books I have ever seen. They really have come a long way since I was a kid.

    • Hi Stefanie, Thank you so much for sharing your views on this article and also for sharing your own experience. Bedtime stories is a must for every parent as it is the most relaxing time for both parents and baby after a tiring day, I agree.

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