What’s a toy you can reuse over and over again? Blocks, of course! Your little one can play with blocks at any age and stage from 0-12 months. Find out how baby plays with blocks differently at each age and how you can help!
From 0-12 months, baby plays with blocks differently.
0-3 Months: Baby tracks brightly colored or patterned blocks. Baby may try to swipe at the blocks by 3 months.
4-6 Months: Baby may swipe and knock down stacked blocks. Baby may reach out for a block during Tummy Time.
7-9 Months: Baby may attempt to stack a block, but it’s rare to be successful. Baby will love tapping and knocking blocks down. Putting blocks into containers is also a fun games for baby.
10-12 Months: Baby may be able to stack 2 blocks on purpose. Baby can grasp and manipulate blocks of different sizes.
You can help baby make the most of playing with blocks!
How to play with blocks with baby:
• Talk and be descriptive when playing
• Show baby how to use blocks in different ways (stacking, tapping, grasping)
• Provide blocks of different colors, sizes, and textures
• Use an engaging response to make it playtime (gasping, laughing)