6 to 9 Months
PLAY A GAME
Once your baby has good head control, prop her up on your knees and gently bounce her as you babble or sing. Babbling supports her early efforts to communicate with sounds other than crying. When she says, "aahh," say, "aahh" in return; when she says, "goo," nod and say, "goo" back. Then try stretching out the words and adding to them ("ooh" becomes "ooooh-wah!").
Developmental skills: listening; language and social development.
Sing A Song to market, to market
To market, to market, to buy a fat pig,
home again, home again, jiggety jig.
To market, to market, to buy a fat hog,
home again, home again, jiggety jog.
To market, to market, to buy a plum bun,
home again, home again, marketing's done.