You’ve been blessed with a new little person in your world. At first everything is about coping and getting it right, but one day you are in your groove and you have baby who responds and smiles and is beginning to engage with people and things in his environment. But is it too soon to play?
Infants age 3 to 6 months are ready to play even though they are as yet unable to sit unaided or move themselves about.
In short, it is possible to start playing with a baby that is 3 months old. They are far more capable of understanding things than we are. They gain an enormous amount from spending time with you, looking, listening and feeling connected to you through games. Don’t wait, try some of the ideas listed above with your little one’s today.
I am a preschool and primary school teacher and mum to 3 children. I have been involved in education since 1997 and have trained in a variety of educational specialist areas. It is with this expertise that I write articles to help parents and educators provide quality learning experiences for the children in their care.