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What can I do with my baby (6-12 months)?

What Can I Do With My Baby 6-12 months

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.  

Begin to use the pincer. (Pictured Happy Baby Organic Puffs)

Texture Basket

Textured fabric basket. All the fabric is the same or similar colour (no distractions) but with noticeably different texture. 

Small Treasure Basket

A small (three item) treasure basket.

Finger Painting

Finger Painting - a sensory experience. 

Practicing the Pincer Grip

Further pincer grasp work. (Similar block available here)

Otis Working on table with puzzles

Sitting and working on simple puzzles. (This is a simple shape puzzle with large knobs)

Banging with pots and pans

Banging on pots and pans

Large discovery basket

A large discovery basket.

Discovery Basket - More ideas

Another discovery basket and more ideas here

Using a stacking toy

Using simple stacking toys

How we Montessori Low Shelves

Store materials on low shelves and consider low hanging art work

Low Shelves at How we Montessori

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.

You can read in the archives Otis at six months, seven months, eight months, nine months, ten months, eleven months and to look ahead further you can read What can I do with my one year old

I hope you are enjoying this series! 

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