The Disappearing Toy
This is a good baby game for introducing the concept of object permanence to your baby. It also builds your baby's memory and cognitive skills while being very interactive. You will need one of your baby's favorite toys and a small sheet or handkerchief.
Sit your baby on the carpet or bed in front of you. Show her the toy and say, "Look, it's your toy!" Next, cover it with the sheet and ask, "Where did it go?" Pause for few seconds to see if she reaches for it, then uncover the toy and say, "There it is!" You can also hide the toy in one of your hands if it is small enough. Be sure to praise her if she finds it and give her hints otherwise (shake it or give her a glimpse).
Near 8 to 9 months, your baby will start to realize the toy is hidden and reach it. You cannot trick her for long!
Learning and Development Skills:
- Cognitive, Problem Solving and Memory