“I can make things happen!” That’s what your baby may be figuring out now. Here are some toys and activities to help your six-month-old learn about cause and effect, and encourage other learning through play.
She can sit up with only a little support—or maybe none at all
When he drops something, he looks for it
She enjoys simple games like peek-a-boo or pat-a-cake
He can bang a toy and shout at the same time
She participates in activities that center around her
At around six months, your baby acquires fine motor skills, which leads to the milestone of learning to manipulate fingers. Babies go from grasping with a whole hand to holding small things between thumb and forefinger.
Between six and eight months, your baby's memory develops. He anticipates events based on his past experience. He thinks before he acts. He makes associations. He knows that his toy will make a sound when he drops it.
Research has shown that the first few years of a child's life provide the foundation for future learning.