0:00 Toy Chest
0:19 Tidy Up
0:32 Help keep your baby on the right pathway
Games to play
Toy Chest: Show baby where toys are put away so they can crawl to find different toys. You can also have baby help clean up toys by saying simple requests, e.g. “give me” or “put in.” Helps baby learn to follow commands and develop gross motor skills.
Tidy Up: Ask baby to pick up scattered toys and bring them over to you. Baby will like figuring out how to bend and pick up the toys. Helps baby build strong leg muscles and begin learning how to complete simple tasks with multiple steps.
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.