Age-Appropriate Play

9-12 months

Watch for:

  • Gaining mobility: creeping, crawling, or holding onto furniture to move around
  • Taking first steps
  • Picking up small objects
  • Paying attention to simple commands
  • Saying first word

Play this Today:

Follow the leader. Follow your baby as he maneuvers around his play area, then let him follow you. "Baby will move toward anything that draws his attention," Engel-Smothers says.

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