Baby Play! (aka Brain Building)
This blog post is one of our most popular activities. Since writing this post in 2012, I've updated the images and added a few links to related blog posts for you to see. Thanks for stopping by and joining us! P.S. It's SO hard to believe that the little cuties that are the star of this post are now preschoolers and so incredibly big, talkative, and awesome!
Baby and Toddler Brain Building Activity using Balls
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What do babies love to do? Take things out and put them back into containers. We have a bunch of different colored and sized balls that are so fun to play with in so many ways. I had my nephew here one day and we needed something different to do. My nephew and my Baby Girl are both 11 months old and they absolutely loved this play activity!
I pulled out my muffin tins and they had a blast putting the balls into the tins, taking them out, putting them back into the box, and pulling them out again!
Little Guy (my 3 year old ) loved joining in too. Really, who could resist playing with all of these colorful balls???
What else do babies love? The peek-a-boo game! We had an empty cereal box that I cut circles into. They had a ton of fun putting the balls into a hole, and pulling a different one out as the box moved around...there were a lot of little hands in there moving that box around :) The it's-there-then-it's not of a great game of peek-a-boo (or peek-a-ball in this case!) is awesome in building neural pathways of the brain.
Fine Motor Transferring Activity for Babies and Toddlers
Transferring from box to box...working those hands to pick up different sized/weighted/textured balls. Dropping the ball to see what happens is so predictable, but it is important in learning for babies. Just like when baby drops the cup from her highchair a million times...
We had a ball!
(couldn't resist that one...heehee)
Looking for more Baby play ideas? Stop by and follow our Baby Play Pinterest board. You will also love the ideas found on our Baby Play Ideas and Toddler Play Ideas pages.