This section is dedicated to our little ones.
Here you’ll find some fun and easy game suggestions that baby can play at home, outdoors, with friends and on their own. And, what’s more, they can all be played using simple household objects too.
NOW YOU SEE IT, NOW YOU DON’T (1 year)
Here’s a classic, educational game, which has been purposely adapted for children of 12 months old. The simpler version can also be played as early as 8-9 months. Choose several objects that baby will recognise (spoon, bottle, ball, book, cuddly toy, etc.) and put them in a basket. One at a time, show the objects to the baby and ask them to tell you what it is, then hide it in a box or under a blanket. The ball’s over here… and now it’s gone, the object disappears and reappears – what fun! The idea is similar to the old game of “Peep-bo!”, which is often proposed to children at 5-6 months of age and helps to reassure the child: just because mum can’t be seen, it doesn’t mean she’s gone away. This type of activity helps them to discover and learn a fundamental concept: the permanency of objects – including mum.