How your 3-month-old might play now

    • He recognizes Mommy and is interested in others' faces
    • She knows if something is familiar
    • Lying on his tummy, he can support himself on his elbows and raise his chest
    • She turns her head toward a sound and watches you as you speak
    • When toys are placed in his hand, he can grasp them and wave them around
    • She can swipe at an object but does not reach for it
Mobiles
  • crawlerImg

    Discover ’n Grow™ 2-in-1 Musical Mobile

    Security & Happiness Sensory

Help your baby learn more:

    • Music, please. Extend the benefits offered by a mobile's music by playing music for baby at other times of the day and in different settings.
    • Sing or hum along. You'll find that as you do, your baby becomes more vocal too.
    • What do you see? Try looking at the mobile from baby's point of view. Change its position once in a while, or change your baby's position so she gets a new view.
    • Make the connection. Right from the start, your baby will listen to and respond to your voice. Use this connection to point things out about the mobile—the colors, the movement, the characters that dangle from it.

Baby on the Bus

Average Rating

It's time for a baby workout, set to the tune of "Wheels on the Bus." These exercises will help keep your baby in shape. He's never too young to start!

Materials

  • Soft blanket or towel on a soft surface
  • Your voice

Instructions

  • Lay your baby on a blanket or towel, on his back.
  • Sing the following song, moving the assigned body part on your baby as you sing.

    Wheels on the Bus

    (Bicycle your baby's legs as you sing the first four lines.)

  • The wheels on the bus go round and round,
  • Round and round, round and round,
  • The wheels on the bus go round and round,
  • All through the town.
  • The people on the bus go up and down.
  • (lift your baby's arms up and down)
  • The wipers on the bus go back and forth.
  • (roll baby from side to side)
  • The horn on the bus goes beep, beep, beep.
  • (touch your baby's nose)

Safety

Be gentle with your baby's movements.
Your child can learn

Rate this activity!

Move your cursor over the stars to select rating

Tummy-Time Play

Babies spend most of their time on their backs. Between daytime naps and nighttime sleep, they’re in that position for many hours. That’s in part due to the “Back to Sleep” campaign which, starting in the early 1990s, urged parents to place babies Read More

From Babbling to Talking

Parents are excited by every indication of developmental advance shown by their baby. 'Look, he's pushing his head up off the mattress!' 'Did you see her grab that rattle and hold on to it?' These advances may not appear to be 'great leaps forward Read More

Quality Time with Your 2- to 6-Month-Old Baby

These QT activities are for you and your very young baby—from about 2 to 6 months of age. You may think that babies this young do not need or want any special activities with you, but this is far from reality. Much is happening in your ba Read More