Infant Games: 9 to 12 months

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At nine months, the child has their own sets of vertical position, good creep and trying to stand without support. If maintained in two hands, he confidently walks and loves to do it.

At ten or eleven months, babies usually try to go with the support of one arm, and there is not far off the first independent step. Another very important achievement of this age — the first "real" words.

Sometimes it is difficult to determine — when the child took his first step or say "present", the word conscious. Just at some point, you suddenly notice that hold the support it has become less and less, and his footsteps are getting bolder and more confident, and in infancy psychobabble slip clear words. And, of course, it has become more nimble, skilful, quick-witted. So before you open every day more and more exciting opportunities for cooperative games.

Life in motion

Do not limit the freedom of movement of the baby! He is now actively developing new location in space and gradually proceeds to "walk upright." Previously, he saw the world in two dimensions (length and width), it now appears more and the third — the plane is filled with volume and height. When your baby learn to walk, help them get started in this new space for him.

It is useful, for example, up and down the gentle slopes or stairs. As a rule, it is easier to climb, so that we start lifting. A new science was given to more easily accompany it, for example, that such a simple rhyme: "Knock knock heel yes, This is what we're going up! Climbed? Now drop the baby in her arms down and start a new rise. When the recovery will be developed, shall learn to go down the stairs, saying: Down the stairs we go, You would not fall down. "

Teach your child to step over a small obstacle (stone, twig), get on a low stump and get off it. How much pride and joy you see in the eyes of their crumbs — it has turned out such a difficult task! Rejoice with him!

And now let's play "Bunny", and at the same time we practice to perform new movement. "A gray bunny sitting and moving his ears: That's it, that's it, he moves his ears (Raising his hands up high, depicting the ears on top). Zaika cold to sit — it is necessary to warm laponka: That's it, that's because it is necessary to warm laponka (Rubs his hands). Zaika cold stand — it is necessary to jump Zaika: That's it, that's because it is necessary to jump Zaika (Keeping the child under the arms, teach him to bounce to the beat of the verses).

The rhythm of life

When the baby is already well turn out to be new moves, try to teach him to move to the rhythm of a poem or music. A sense of rhythm is extremely important — and phonemic hearing, and for the development of musical and dancing abilities, and for coordination. Use every opportunity to tap or clap palms rhythm songs. There is also a special game for the development of a sense of rhythm. For example, as follows:


"Grandfather's clock tick-tock, tick-tock" (Pronounced slowly and in a low voice, the beat is performed slowly Mahi hands to the sides).

"For father clock tick-tock, tick-tock, tick-tock, tick-tock" (This line utter a high-pitched voice, the beat slap palms in the stomach).

"And my-my clock tick-tick-tick-tick-tick" (Pronounced falsetto and very quickly clap her hands).

And here's another option.

Rode Pan

You can keep the baby on her lap and shake, and if the baby is already walking, then go with it at first slowly, then faster and faster.

Rode pan, pan rode, rode step, step, step. Rode Pan, Pan was riding, I was driving at a trot, trot, trot. Rode Pan, Pan was riding, I was driving stroke, stroke, stroke.

Sleight of hand … and no cheating!

About how useful to develop fine motor skills, know probably every mom. But how do these lessons exciting for a kid? Come to the aid Boxes and boxes!

Conduct audits in the kitchen cabinets, as well as on the shelves and lockers. Surely, you will find a variety of boxes, which are currently not used in the household. Tin cans for large, old school pencil boxes, small boxes from drug cases from Kinder Surprise, small boxes, jars of creams out … And for the child, by the way — is a set of educational games. After all, these boxes are arranged in different ways. In some cover folds, while others — postponed, at the third — is removed. And they rattle-rattle in his own way (because my mom beforehand and filled them with items, safe and interesting.)

Do not rush to show baby how to open or that box, give him the opportunity to do it himself. For him, this present study. In the end, a series of experiments will certainly end in a victory — and then the baby will get a surprise, tucked away in a box (do not forget that the surprise has to be large enough so that the child could not swallow it).

Let boxes are of various sizes and made of various materials. They can be stacked toys, blocks, clothespins. Can be carried out and the first experiments of classification — classify objects by color, shape or size. For example, if you find blue box, fold back all the blue toys. In a round box can be folded small rubber balls, and a rectangular pencil case — sticks and pencils. Even the box — something versatile. They can turn it into the phone, then into a hat, then the plate.

And here's another interesting game with boxes (for which you can also use colored plastic or paper cups)


Prepare the two boxes. Under one of them hide in front of the baby's small object. Will the child a second to remember where hidden toy? And in three seconds? After seven? The game trains perfectly attentiveness and memory.

Now inveterate gesture "thimblerigger" swap boxes or cups. Where is the hidden toy? Found? Ok, try again!

Gradually the number of boxes can be increased to three or four.

Your baby does not like the box, but loves to splash around in the tub? Fine. Let together redeems a few small rubber or plastic toys, and at your request will catch duck in water or a ball. Not very easy to do when wet toy and tries to slip out of hands! Now show me how to catch the toys using a small plastic cup or strainer. This is also a well developed fine motor skills and prepares small fingers to new, more complex movements.

Develop speech

Of course, you can not wait to hear from your baby's first words. By the way, if he delivers a monologue on his "gibberish" dialect or "reads" books so, these first words you will hear very soon. And to help the crumbs in this difficult matter, prompted him to utter the simplest onomatopoeic phrases: meow, moo, the author, etc. Together with you, he will be able, at all, as an adult, "read" the poem. For example, as follows:

"Going, going to the horse track on a smooth, smooth. Visiting us calling Princess Eat sweet pudding. Two dogs at the door we were told very strictly … How doggie say? Woof-woof!"

First you fully read the poem, then the last line before the pause to allow the baby to put in your reply. At the door you can meet a variety of animals:

"Two cat — meow-meow! Two dogs — woof-woof! Two duck — quack-quack! Two chicken — pee-pee! Two calf — tion! Mu! Two sheep — baa! Whi! Two kid — Mee! Mee! Two frogs — qua-qua! "

Image and Reality

At the age of 9-15 months, baby learns to relate the image of a real object. Teach him to compare, for example, a toy and its image in the picture. The closer the image will be a reality, the easier and more likely this process will go. In this regard, a good service can do a photo. Show off your baby pictures of loved ones, very soon he will be able to recognize them, and then — and call.

The turn of the first books. Do no
t rush immediately to the child read the text. Consider the picture with him. Tell us what is shown to them. Swipe your finger across the page baby (be prepared for the fact that he wants to try it on the tooth, so that the book is better to choose strong).

You can try and create the very first colorful masterpiece. Better to use a special "finger" paints that are designed just for little artists. These paints are non-toxic and, importantly, easy to rinse, not vedem the skin. Undress the baby to the diaper, place the oil cloth on the floor unnecessary, and on it lay a large sheet of paper (you can use the rest after repair wallpapers, turning them white side). Another option — to draw in the empty bath (can then be immediately and wash after creation). For a start it is better to do any one color. Allow the child to choose the color (my youngest daughter at the tender infancy reason prefer green). Open the jar and show your child how to dial the paint on the fingers as they leave marks on the paper. Be sure to save the first "picture" of the baby, noting the date of its creation. It is possible that your baby does not attract more paper as his own body. Well, get newfangled body art! Try it for yourself and your fingers to paint with your child. Joint drawing will bring you a lot of pleasure.

Of course, this is only a small part of the various fun and games that you can come up with an almost one-year old baby. Invent, create, and certainly there are lessons that will bring joy to you and your child.

Inessa Smyk

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