Games for babies aged 4 to 6 months

Babies’ eyes are developed enough to see colour around four months old. That is why children start to show a great interest in objects, opening up a whole new world of exploration. Their hands are more precise and become their investigatory tools, as they learn to identify objects by handling them. They start to play more and more with their hands. Babies understand and differentiate objects by playing with their hands. They also start to last longer on their tummies. Keeping placing them this way to encourage them to roll over by themselves and start moving around. Seeing, touching, and feeling boosts the sensorimotor intelligence that is so important for them at this stage.

Piano musical para bebés

WHAT A GREAT FOOTBALLER!

What do you need? A piano or toy that makes a sound when you hit it like First Piano Bbfitness.

Place the piano at the foot of the cot so your little one can easily hit it with their feet. At first they’ll only hit it by accident, but little by little they’ll start doing it on purpose. Hearing the sound of the toy when they hit it will encourage them to kick harder and harder, discovering that their actions have consequences. It’s a great discovery!

Área de juegos multiposición con actividades

I HEAR, I SEE AND I MOVE

What do you need? A baby gym with music, light and activities like Baby Fitness Multi play.

Place baby face up under the gym and turn it on so they can listen to the music. Move the hanging objects on the gym so baby follows them with their eyes and tries to grab them with their hands. With this game you stimulate several of their senses at the same time and you’ll see how much they love it. Let them take one of the hanging toys so they can pass it from hand to hand and develop their hand-eye coordination. Remember to do tummy time several times a day. Take the hanging figures off the gym and show them to baby so that when they are on their tummy they raise their hands off the floor to try to grab the objects.

Sonajero con cascabel

NOW HERE, NOW THERE

What do you need? A light, easy-to-hold rattle like Babymusic bell.

Lie baby down on their tummy and offer them the rattle so they grab it with one of their hands. At first they won’t know what it does, but eventually they’ll make it rattle by chance, which will lead them to do it voluntarily, discovering that an action has a consequence. Give it to them first in one hand and then in the other hand so they have to take their hands off the floor and later start to move around.

¡Baila con tu bebé!

LET’S DANCE!

What do you need? A good melody with lots of rhythm, like any song from the album “¡Cruza la puerta pequeña!

Babies love music, and if you dance with them, even better. Play a melody with lots of rhythm that will make them want to dance, take your baby in your arms and dance with them, moving from side to side and gently turning round from time to time. Not only will they have a great time, it will help them develop balance as their body is moving about and they will try to keep their head up and facing in the direction of the dance. Playing this game as a family is a great way to strengthen emotional bonds.

Importancia del gateo en mi bebé

PRECRAWLING

What do you need? A toy that rolls and makes noise such as Air-rolly.

This toy is fantastic to help them learn to crawl. Crawling is a very important stage, as it helps children’s overall development. When babies learn to crawl the two sides of their brain begin to interact, and the same happens with the areas responsible for vision. Moreover, being able to move around by themselves opens babies up to a whole world to discover and the chance to go anywhere they want to investigate, something they really love at this age. Place your baby with their tummy on the roll and rock them gently back and forth.

Espejo de actividades para bebé con música

I SPY

What do you need? A toy with an unbreakable mirror such as Melody veo-veo.

Sit baby down on your knee with their back against your chest and put the toy in front of them so they are able to see themselves in the mirror and also your reflection. Pull funny faces, make them laugh, move your hand from one side to the other and talk to them while they look at you in the mirror. At first baby will express surprise and then they will learn to communicate with you with their gaze through the mirror.