Games for Your 17 Week Old Baby | 4-6 Month Games
- Toy Challenge #2: Show baby a favorite stuffed animal. Help them to touch it. Ask what it could be. Then tell them what it is. “It’s a kitty!” Helps baby use sense of touch and follow objects with eyes.
- Action Songs: Count and wiggle baby’s fingers and toes as you sing “This Little Piggy” or clap baby’s hands and feet together while you repeat “Pat-A-Cake.” Repeating rhymes teaches early language skills. Helps baby build awareness of their body and practice communication skills.
- A Song to Move the Job Along: Narrate what you’re doing as baby watches you. Say, “open and close” using doors, cupboards, toys with lids, and dishwashers. Make up a song about it as you go: “Open and close it, clap, clap, clap” (clap your hands). Helps baby learn there are words used to describe actions and objects.
- Act Out: Make baby’s toys come to life! Act out simple stories with baby’s toys and stuffed animals. Helps expose baby to new sounds.