3-6 MONTHS

Touch. Feel. Learn. Grow.

Babies between three and six months begin to babble, use different cries for different things, hold their heads up, roll over, sit independently, and even recognize their names! These activities will help develop these skills. 

For more information, check out this link! Important Milestones: Your Baby By Six Months | CDC

 
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ROLLING BACK AND FORTH

Spending time on the floor and giving babies the opportunity to move is the best way to help them learn to roll. Laying a baby on their side can help them gain balance and learn what different positions feel like. You can then gently roll your baby from belly to back and back to belly to help them feel that sensation and strengthen the muscles they need. The first time they roll may be an accident but be sure to encourage and excite them to do it again. Once they get that first sense of independence, though, they'll never stop!

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GOING OUTSIDE

No matter how old your baby is, it is critical to go outside. Fresh air clears the mind, new sounds create new connections in the brain, and it just feels good. Going for a short walk or sitting outside on a blanket can help a baby explore the new world they have entered into. It also gives mom an opportunity to explain new words that your baby may see like birds or cars or trees.

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BOUNCING

Light bouncing in your arms or while laying on a tramp can give your baby a new sensation and help them practice balance, gain more muscle strength and find something new that they love! Babies this age may giggle when they find they like the butterfly sensation in their stomach or they may cry when they realize they don't! Either way it helps them feel and sense new things in life. Remember to be extra careful with heads and necks because they are still developing those sensitve muscles.

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HEAD SHOULDERS KNEES AND TOES

Babies love people to get close. Babies have no personal space bubble. The closer the better. This is how they can see faces and learn who people are. While holding your little one's hands you can gently touch each of their body parts while singing Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes. You can do it faster or slower depending on what they like and