Let's play! These are the best baby games up to 1 year
Babies are ready to discover and of course there is plenty of that to do in the first year of life. Where your little one mainly sleeps in the beginning, he becomes more and more aware of his environment. He keeps a closer eye on you, grabs all kinds of things around him and starts to move and babble more and more. The perfect way to stimulate these developments? With baby games! We have listed the best ones for the first twelve months for your baby. It's playtime!
Baby games for 0 to 3 months
- Telling stories
- Singing songs
- Activity center
- Music box
Baby games for 3 to 6 months
- Rattle or rattle stick
- Baby gym
- Talk to your child a lot
- Repeat games ("I'm going to get you", "Peek-a-boo")
- Mirror (made of plastic)
- Making funny faces
Your baby's senses are developing at lightning speed. He can do so much in the period of three to six months. For example, he knows how to express himself perfectly, can grasp everything himself and gives everything a good look. He also learns to discover his body more and more. What a party!
Toys that go perfectly with this are a rattle or a rattle sock: what a nice sound when I move my hands or feet! A babygym is quite an experience. By using a playpen mattress on the floor your little one can play comfortably with the baby gym. Your baby moves a lot and discovers the consequences of his actions. With all games, keep in mind that from now on your baby will put everything in his mouth. So be careful with small parts.
At this stage, your little one will also start babbling and laughing. This is his way of communicating with you. When you respond to this, you encourage the language and speech development. Lots of funny faces together in front of the mirror, singing and playing peekaboo. And the more often in a row, the more fun! Make sure you offer enough variety between the games, but let your little one also occasionally play alone.
Baby games for 6 to 12 months
- Even more peekaboo and hiding games
- Bath games
- 'Roll with the ball'
- Clap in your hands
- Building and knocking down towers
- Putting things in and taking them out
- Repeat games
Nice to play on