Entries by Imaginarium

Your baby’s crawling already?

The wonderful moment when your child wants to start crawling has arrived. It’s that revolutionary moment when we begin to lose control of them and madness takes over the house. But they’re so funny, and quick! And did you know it’s wonderful for their future development? We’re sure you do, but just in case, remember that crawling makes it easer for your child to learn to read and write and develop laterality.

Connecting to the real fun! 5 keys

You’re sure to be tired of asking your kids to stop playing that video game or turn off that cartoon. Having to repeat themselves so many times a day becomes one of parents’ biggest headaches. Managing our kids’ leisure time has always been a great challenge, but now we have the added difficulty of being immersed in a digital world.

Toys that encourage sportsmanship

Playing sport regularly instils many values in our children as they grow up, through good practices and positive examples. One of the primary values that they learn from the very first day is sportsmanship.

Fresh and easy recipes for summer

Even though we worry about our children’s diet all year, we do so especially in summer. In summer children’s diet can change, as the heat usually affects their appetite. What’s more, we should remember that physical activity increases during holidays and their hourly routines may be impacted.

Group games? Shared fun!

All children should learn to play on teams from a very young age, as it will help them learn different values like solidarity, friendship, respect, tolerance, joint effort… Values that they will assimilate little by little to become great people and that Imaginarium strives to convey.

Games for babies aged 16 to 18 months

We’re nearing a year and a half of life and your child is getting more and more independent. They start wanting to do things for themselves, such as getting dressed or eating, even if they don't yet have the skills to do so. They want to do things like mummy and daddy and they will imitate you as a way of learning. They will use more and more words but they are still not able to construct full sentences, although they can understand simple instructions.
Below are some suggestions for a few fun games that you can play with them. Remember that their attention span is very short and they will soon want to do something different. However, you only need to play for a short time each day to improve their attention span and ability to concentrate.

Games for babies aged 13 to 15 months

The stage of independence has arrived! If your child has not already done so, during this three month period they will most probably begin to take their first steps on their own. Their manual skills have also come on in leaps and bounds and they will love slotting objects together, stacking them up, knocking them down… and they'll even start to scribble on paper.
Their communication with you is more extensive and they make themselves increasingly understood, even if it's just by uttering the odd syllable. They don’t require as much attention as before and they can spend some time playing by themselves.

Games for babies aged 10 to 12 months

In this phase your child will be crawling or pulling themselves along with ease and will stand up by holding onto a piece of furniture. They might even start to walk by themselves or holding onto your hand. Their manual abilities are much more developed and they will use their hands and fingers with greater skill, taking objects out of and putting them into simple containers. Their intelligence is developing at lightning speed as they find hidden objects and point with their finger at everything that grabs their attention.

Although they can't talk yet, they know how to use different tones of voice, they understand a lot of what you say and they can understand simple instructions. They might be able to say mummy and daddy.

Games for babies aged 7 to 9 months

From the age of six months all their efforts go into moving around with increasing independence. They are not able to walk yet but they will learn to sit up on their own and will start to pull themselves along and even crawl to get to an object. The world is much bigger than baby has seen up to now and they want to explore it with endless curiosity. Curiosity is the foundation of intelligence. At this stage, your baby will surprise you every day with everything they can do, as they begin to solve small problems that they face in their daily life, and will begin to understand how things work. They will start having their first “conversations”, babbling and even beginning to make gestures to communicate with you.