10 months old: Play ideas
Playing and learning ideas ideal for your 10 month old
Your 10 month old may well now be showing developments in these areas:
Your baby may be trying to walk, with you holding their hand
They may start to recognise when the “surprise” part of a song is coming
Social and emotional
Love playing the peek-a-boo game
You may also notice your 10 month old is starting to respond to a couple of simple instructions and mimics others actions. Your little one may also start to show preferences for different sounds they hear.
Games and toys that will help them learn even more
Continue to encourage standing and cruising
Encourage your little one to stand to see the top of tall toys and clear a path around the toy to help them pull up and cruise all around it. Babies learning to stand and balance need sturdy support.
Reinforce with talking to your baby as they try to reach things, describe the toy: “Look! His nose lights up!”
Introduce letters and numbers
Toys and games that include letters and numbers are great to introduce about now. Tell them what they are holding. “That is the number 4” “Here are 3 sticks.”
Pick a letter and find something in the room that begins with that letter. Say the name of the letter and the name of the item out loud for baby: "That's a M. M is for Mummy."
Toys with surprises
You can build your baby's excitement and anticipation by asking them what might happen, “I wonder where the ball will pop up from?”
Sing along with your baby's musical toys, it will encourage your little one to sing along. Reinforce the shapes they will get used to seeing such as “a plate is a circle too.”
Help your baby recognise everyday kitchen equipment such as plastic cups and bowls and let them sort them.