5 Simple Games To Play With Your Baby

5 Simple Games To Play With Your Baby

5 simple games that can teach baby something new

Playing with your baby is vital to their physical, emotional and social development. It’s also very rewarding for the parents. You get to see their expression change from puzzlement to delight. Spending time together will help parents to build close and comfortable relationship with the baby. This also allows the baby to learn along the way.

When you play together, you are not only entertaining your baby, you are teaching them about sounds, rhythm, numbers and concepts such as object permanence. They’re also picking up basic co-ordination and language skills as well.

Nursery games are a terrific way to entertain your little one and provide them with a valuable skillset at the same time. These are some age-old ways to entertain your little one that won’t cost you a cent and are guaranteed entertainment for you and your baby.

Pop goes the weasel

  • With bub seated in your lap, you sing: “Half a pound of tuppenny rice, Half a pound of treacle. That’s the way the money goes, Pop! goes the weasel.”
  • Bounce the baby when you sing the word “Pop!” Sing a few more rounds and pause at the word “Pop!” and bub will start to bounce themselves.
  • It’s a great way for them to learn about repetition. Spend quality time reading and talking to your baby. Hearing the same story will help your baby to learn to pick up the language.


  • Cover your face with a blanket and then say: “Where’s mummy?”
  • Then uncover your face and say: “Peekaboo!”
  • You can use anything to play this game with, from a book to a tea-cloth. Simply repeat it over and over. Babies love this game and you are also starting to teach them about object permanence.
  • At about eight months on they start to learn that objects and people still exist even when they can’t see them.

So big

  • You point to your baby and say: “How big is baby?” and then help them to spread their arms wide and say: “So big!” Then point to other objects and repeat the game.
  • You are not only engaging in physical play, they are starting to be aware of object sizes as well.

Counting fun

  • Using their fingers as the counters you sing: “One, two, three, four, five, once I caught a fish alive, six, seven, eight, nine, ten, then I let it go again! Why did you let it go? Because it bit my finger so. Which finger did it bite? This little finger on my right!”
  • They love the contact with their fingers and it also starts to make them aware of counting and rhyming as well.

Textured fun

  • Combine different fabrics together to make a long scarf. Stuff it into an empty foil or glad-wrap roll and leave a short end poking out. Your little one will love pulling the scarf from the container and working with you to stuff it back in again.
  • This game will teach them about different textures and help them with their hand eye co-ordination as well.
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