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Stimulation activities for cognitive development of the child between 6 to18 months


When your baby is 7-9 months old, he / she is bound to be increasingly curious and active. Babies approaching their first birthdays are able to move and talk much more.1, 2 Amazingly, just after their first year of birth, toddlers can walk, talk, feed themselves and go after what they want. Your baby’s brain is filled with activity each time you talk, sing, and read books to them.3 So make sure to use all the stimulation techniques available at your disposal. As your baby is gradually gaining more independence and beginning to develop new skills, you can help them improve their skills through games and activities.2

Here are some of the stimulation techniques and activities you can use:


Stimulation activity: Encourage the little explorer1,3,4

Stimulation activity: Entertain their non-stop babble 1, 3, 4

Stimulation activity: Get your baby moving 1, 3, 4

  1. American Academy of Pediatrics. 7-9 months. Available from: https://pathways.org/growth-development/7-9-months/games/Accessed on: June 13, 2017.
  2. American Academy of Pediatrics. 10-12 months. Available from: https://pathways.org/growth-development/10-12-months/Accessed on: June 13, 2017.
  3. Figueroa A. Connecticut’s Guidelines for the Development of Infant and Toddler Early Learning. Available from: http://www.ct.gov/dss/lib/dss/dss_early_learning_guidelines.pdfAccessed on: June 13, 2017.
  4. American Academy of Pediatrics. 10-12 months. Available from:https://pathways.org/growth-development/10-12-months/games/Accessed on: June 13, 2017.