Games for 6mths - 1yr Opening the Post
Babies love watching what you do and copying it - it makes them feel important!
It is also a great way of getting jobs done and entertaining your baby if you can combine the two.
This game is great from about 9 months on but feel free to try it earlier of you want. Whenever you have post to open or letters to sort through try doing it with your baby. They need to be able to sit up, when they can, sit opposite them on the floor (you can put a cushion behind them if they are a bit wobbly) and open your letters slowly, talking to them, letting them know what you are doing as you go.
When they start to reach out for the post, give them an envelope or two to open, or even one of those annoying take away food flyers that get posted through your door.
This can be a great way to spend some time every day bonding with your little one! you just have to keep an eye on them to ensure that they don't eat too much of the post!
If there is junk mail you can also try tearing the leaflets infront of them, this often leads to giggles and then they want to try it to!
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