As babies grow, they become more and more fun to play with. It’s easy to think that playing with babies and toddlers with their baby toys helps them to learn and develop - this is an central part of their growth – but never forget that just playing with them for enjoyment is important too. As adults, it is so easy to think that playing is all over and must be left for the children, but adults need fun as well and there is nothing like a baby or small child to remind us of this.
Once a baby reaches about nine months to one year old, they will really be able to join in games like peek-a-boo. You can use baby toys, such as their favourite soft toy or perhaps some prized first personalised baby gifts to hide behind the sofa, or under a cushion, and then pop them out to surprise your small child. At around this age, babies start to understand about things being hidden and will expect to see the toys reappear from the hiding place, so you can really surprise them by quietly moving the baby toys so that they reappear from a different hiding place.
As you play, you can be chatting to the baby about what you are doing, encouraging them to shout out “here it is” when the toys are found. We at Born Gifted have a wide selection of soft toys and teddies that are ideal for this type of game.
Spending time with your small child and playing games like this with personalised baby gifts is a truly enjoyable way of spending time.