As thinking skills mature and your baby begins to understand more complex concepts, try games that encourage natural curiosity, and busy activity toys with lots of features to explore.
He can respond to one or two simple instructions
She may anticipate the "surprise" phrase in favorite children's songs
With you holding his hands, he may walk
She mimics more, copying others' actions
He likes to play peek-a-boo—and peek around corners, too
She can anticipate and remember simple sequences, such as expecting food when you open the pantry
He begins to show preferences for the different sounds he hears in language
1) Always pay close attention to the age recommendations on toys and choose one according to a child’s age, interest and skill level.
Parents often feel they must occupy baby's every waking moment or boredom will set in. Not so. Not only is learning how to play alone an important skill to grasp, but baby will be more cheerful overall if you don't play together 100 percent of the time.
Parents can foster problem-solving skills by creating a stimulating environment. Offer your baby an interesting toy; with a little encouragement, baby will become absorbed in the intricacies of a shape sorter or nesting cups.