Your eight-month-old may enjoy picking things up, passing toys from hand to hand, and starting to associate words with objects.
He may be able to crawl in both directions
She starts to connect two behaviors together
He's beginning to understand "object permanence," that objects don't disappear when they're out of view
She remembers recent events
His fine motor skills have improved, allowing him to pick up tiny objects
She begins to articulate sounds, beginning with vowels
Music calls up a host of emotions, making us laugh, cry, or feel exhilarated. We can use it to set a mood or tell a story. It's also a great way to stimulate your baby.
Age recommendations are guidelines for parents and gift-givers to use when purchasing toys for children.
It can be tough for parents to resist the temptation to interfere with baby's 'work.' But it's crucial for baby's development.