0:00 Body Points
0:15 Two Hand Throw
0:29 Enjoy the Outdoors
0:54 Buttons, Levers, and More
1:11 Help get baby on the right pathway
Games to Play
Body Points: Ask baby where their feet are. After they point to them say, “Hello feet!” Keep up activity involving different body parts. Helps baby learn names of body parts.
Two Hand Throw: Give baby small, lightweight toys in left and right hands so they can practice throwing with both arms. Helps baby with gross motor skills.
Enjoy the Outdoors: Teach baby about the outdoors. Spread a soft blanket outside for you and baby to lie on. Ask if they see the trees or animals. Get them to hold and feel things found outside. Make sure baby does not place items in their mouth. Helps baby develop their sense of touch and smell while learning about the world around them.
Buttons, Levers, and More: Give baby toys with buttons to push or levers to pull, so they are excited to explore with their fingers and see how the different parts work. Helps baby practice using fine motor skills.
These activities are designed to help your baby as they move towards their twelve month milestones. These games are not limited to this specific week. You can keep playing these games over the next several weeks as long as you and baby continue to have fun.
See the motor, sensory, communication, and feeding milestones your child should be reading by their first birthday. https://pathways.org/growth-development/10-12-months/milestones/ All the games are developed with and approved by expert pediatric physical and occupational therapists and speech-language pathologists. If you are concerned that your baby isn’t meeting their one year old milestones, trust your instincts and talk to your healthcare professional.
Visit Pathways.org for more information about children’s development. All materials including videos are provided at no cost; no fees or charges may be associated with any of the Pathways.org materials without prior written approval.