The Playskool Guide to Baby Play: More than 300 games and activities to play and learn with your baby is a great addition to your parenting resources. It also makes a thoughtful gift for new parents and grandparents. The guide is divided into chapters appropriate for ages birth to 3 months, 3 to 6 months, 6 to 9 months, and 9 to 12 months, plus a “year of firsts” grouped by season. Within each chapter there are activities that develop seeing, hearing, touch, taste and smell, language development, motor development, family fun, and arts and crafts. The activities are also indexed by title, and there’s room for notes at the end of the book. There are dozens of fresh ideas, plus updated favorites like “peek-a-boo.” The activities are simple and can be incorporated easily into your normal daily routine. I especially liked the “year of firsts” suggestions for seasonal and holiday celebrations to enjoy with your baby.
Recommended by Victoria