Months four, five, and six are an exciting time in your baby’s development. The tabs below show milestones, games, videos, and tracking materials.
Here are fun games to play with your four to six month old baby as he starts to explore and communicate.
Motor Games and Activities
- Place baby on their tummy to play in short spurts for up to an hour over the course of the day
- Place baby tummy down on a blanket and move the blanket slowly around the room
- Allow baby to explore age appropriate toys with their mouth and tongue (be sure that the toys are large enough so that baby does not risk choking)
- Encourage baby to practice repeated rolling from back to tummy. Place toys around to encourage pivoting
Sensory Games and Activities
- Encourage baby to touch fabric with different textures such as wool, corduroy, and velvet
- Lift baby up and down and play in different positions to help develop their sense of movement and balance
- Find balls with different textures and colors. Teach baby how to roll, drop, and bounce them.
Communication Games and Activities
- Play peek-a-boo
- Use a variety of facial expressions while you talk
- Read with baby. “Reading” can simply mean describing pictures without following the written words.
- Encourage two-way communication. When baby coos or babbles, be sure to respond and take turns in “conversation”.
- Play with rhymes and songs
- Encourage baby to play with toys that make sounds
Feeding Games and Activities
- Collect a variety of scents (flowers, spices, cookies) and pass them under baby’s nose one at a time to see what kinds of smells they prefer