When I first started reading about Montessori I had no idea how it related to babies. It wasn't until I had my second child that I really got my head around it. Here are a few Montessori inspired activities that we did when my son was six to twelve months old.
Textured fabric basket. All the fabric is the same or similar colour (no distractions) but with noticeably different texture.
Finger Painting - a sensory experience.
Sitting and working on simple puzzles. (This is a simple shape puzzle with large knobs)
Of course there is a lot going on in this period. Between six to twelve months the child is introduced to solids (perhaps the weaning glass) and starts crawling and possibly walking. This is a simple snap shot of some of the activities we did during this period.
I hope you are enjoying this series!