With school out, cookouts, baseball, ice cream, swimming, and warm weather to enjoy… It is officially summertime!
For many families, long summer days give parents more time to reconnect and play with their children. However, playing games and making fun memories with your baby is important year-round! In fact, a baby’s development is positively impacted by consistent, loving, and interactive play with parents.
Play is a crucial part of a baby’s development. Through play, babies learn about the world around them, develop their cognitive and motor skills, and form social connections with others. Play is also an excellent way for babies to develop their language skills. When babies play, they are exposed to new words and sounds, which help to build their vocabulary and improve their language comprehension.
As parents, you are your child’s favorite playmate. So, as your baby grows and develops, you should actively engage with them through different activities. This might include reading to them, singing songs and playing games that promote brain development and engage their senses.
If you’re not sure how to play with your baby, don’t worry! Lots of parents feel a bit awkward or silly at first. For this reason, we have created The Ultimate Guide to Playing with Your Baby in the First Year!