I am a new mom and I am really interested in supporting my baby's cognitive development through engaging activities and toys. My little one is only a few months old, but I want to make sure I am doing everything I can to help him develop and learn.
I was wondering if anyone had any suggestions for toys or games that are particularly good for cognitive development? I have heard that things like building blocks and puzzles can be great for developing problem-solving skills, but I'm not sure if my baby is old enough for those yet.
I would love to hear any advice or recommendations you might have. Thank you so much in advance!
As a father of a 10-month old, I have found that introducing my child to shape sorters and stacking toys has been a great way to engage her cognitive development. These activities help her learn how to categorize objects and develop her hand-eye coordination. We also play with nesting cups, which provide a chance for her to practice her motor skills and learn cause and effect.
Another great activity we've found is playing in sensory bins. These are simple setups with different materials like rice or beans, and it provides a great opportunity for our baby to explore different textures and learn about cause and effect.
In addition to these activities, it's important to engage your baby in conversation, even if they're not able to talk back yet. Talk to them about what you're doing, what you see, and what you're going to do next. This helps them develop vocabulary and language skills as they start to understand more about the world around them.
I hope that helps!