Creative Play & Physical Activity

Play Develops Muscles and Brains

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Different toys and objects offer chances for your baby to learn

  • Singing with movements is fun and your baby will copy.
  • Moving, rolling and reaching help develop muscles.
  • Toys of different size, shape and feel develop hand and finger muscles.

Everyday objects are a delight for your baby to explore. This includes plastic bowls, wooden spoons, pots and pans. The different sounds, smells, and feels can bring happiness to your baby. Adding this type of activity helps develop muscles and brains. This also sets your baby up to love play.

To find more information, check out:

http://ohioaap.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/G4G_ParentingHandouts_6-12Months_MF_V3.9.20.16.pdf

http://ohioaap.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/AnHourADay_SuggestedActivities.pdf

https://www.healthychildren.org/English/ages-stages/baby/Pages/How-Active-is-Your-Baby.aspx

This and other exclusive tips from the Ohio Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics are shared via Bloomz, the app connecting parents and educators everywhere. Want to get them on your phone? Invite your child’s teacher, coach or care provider to sign up for a free Bloomz account.

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