Ball play

Keep a variety of balls on hand for spontaneous play. Ball play promotes fine motor and gross motor skills like eye-hand coordination and it encourages chasing, walking, crawling, throwing, kicking and other complex movements.

Twisting muscles

Sit your child on a soft, carpeted area. Place a toy on the right side of your child. Encourage her to stay seated on her bum and to get the toy by “twisting.” You may have to demonstrate by doing it with your child. Repeat this for the left side.

Baby wipe box

Save a baby wipe box with an attached lid. Help your child open the box, place a toy inside, close the top and shake. Help your child open it and take the toy out. The baby wipe box will become an interesting place for your baby to try to store things.