Age-Appropriate Play

6-9 months

Watch for:

  • Sitting up without help
  • Putting objects in her mouth
  • Stacking blocks into organized structures
  • Enjoying repetition

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Engage the senses. Fill a paper gift bag with strands of ribbons (nothing dangerously long) in different colors and textures. "Babies love pulling them out and feeling them," Engel-Smothers says. "This is good for developing motor skills." Be sure to supervise baby as she plays with the ribbons and use the opportunity to talk about their differences.

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