Fun Activities To Boost Your Baby’s Development


6-month-old babies spend more time awake and being curious about their environment. They start absorbing information and exploring surrounding objects more, and by doing so, they make massive strides in their physical and mental development. By this age, they start forming brain connections called neural synapses, which help them learn and grow throughout their lifetime.

By creating a rich learning environment through development boosting activities, you can provide more opportunities for the brain to form connections and pathways that lead to your little one developing better language, cognitive, motor skills, and so much more.

Baby Developmental Activities

Let's take a deep dive into the seven most effective activities — known for fostering growth and development in babies.

Activity 1- the Classic Trifecta of Massaging, Singing and Talking

Before bedtime, create a serene atmosphere for your baby by dimming the lights, turning on a white noise machine and generously spritzing our exotic room tonic full of gentle, floral scents. After creating a calming ambience, place a blanket on the bed and carefully lay your baby on it. Pour a few drops of our nourishing baby massage oil on your hands, rub your palms to warm it slightly and then massage bub from head to toe while talking about your day. Finish with a lullaby!

How Does It Help?

No one can deny the ample benefits of baby massages. From improving sleep and enriching the mumma-bubba bond to promoting brain development — research shows tons of positive effects that result from the simple act of massaging babies. Throw in talking and singing to the mix, and this becomes a stimulation-rich meal for your baby's growing, hungry brain.

Conversing with your baby and responding to the coos and babbles can help improve language and listening skills. While singing can help your little one learn auditory discrimination.

Baby Developmental Activities

Activity 2- Mirror Mirror on the Wall, Make My Baby the Cleverest of Them All!

Install a wall mirror in the baby's nursery or playroom, and encourage bub to sit opposite it and play. You can also sit behind bub and chat with your little munchkin to up the entertainment factor.

How Does It Help?

Seeing their reflection piques their curiosity, which in turn fires up their neurons, prompting them to learn and explore more. Mirror play can keep babies entertained for a longer period of time, thereby enhancing their attention span. Interacting with mirrors also nurtures self-awareness and helps bolster motor skills such as visual tracking, crawling, etc. Additionally, if you are spending time with bub and chatting during mirror play, it will also help the little one's language development.

Bonus Tip:

3-month-old babies need tummy time to strengthen their necks and upper body. Incorporating a mirror during tummy time can help enrich this experience by making it more enjoyable for the baby.

Baby Developmental Activities

Activity 3- Go With Toys That Make Noise!

Instead of regular plushies and toys, buy bub the ones that make noise. It can be a train that goes "toot toot," a musical pull and sing puppy or a talking soft toy that says phrases when pressed.

How Does It Help?

The musical playthings and talkative plushes aren't just entertaining but also good learning tools for toddlers. They can teach language, cause and effect, sound and motion relations, promote creativity and boost sensory development.

Baby Developmental Activities

Activity 4- Puzzles and Bubbles

Aside from fun noisy toys, give bub simple puzzles to solve during playtime. To make the time more enchanting, try blowing bubbles. That is a surefire way to make your baby giggle.

How Does It Help?

If the brain is an engine, then solving puzzles is the fuel that kicks it into high gear. It can help bub develop hand and finger strength, shape identification and a better attention span. Playing with and popping those captivating translucent spheres on the other hand can help develop vision and concentration skills.

Activity 5- Peek-a-Boo

Cover your face with your hands or a blanket, and after a while drop them and say, “Peek-a-boo!” Change things up a bit after your baby becomes familiar with the game. Try hiding behind furniture and then reappearing while saying, “peek-a-boo.”

How Does It Help?

It is one of those delightful, classic games that all babies find amusing, so it definitely checks the fun box. Other than that, it can encourage curiosity, enhance listening skills and teach bub object permanence (learning that object or people exists even when hidden). 

Baby Developmental Activities

Activity 6- Let Bub Become a Bookworm!

Daily read colourful books in a soothing, engaging voice to your baby. Remember to make it more interactive! Try hand gestures and talking in different voices for different characters. You can do this activity at any time of the day, but if you make it a part of bub's bedtime routine, you can also reap its sleep-inducing benefit.

How Does It Help?

Storytime can be a highly immersive experience that helps bub develop in lots of ways. Simply reading to bub can spark imagination, help attain language skills faster, strengthen your bond with the baby, foster emotional skills, and promote overall brain development.

Activity 7- Turn Bathtime Into Sensory Play!

Fill a tub with warm water that's comfortable on the skin and then add 1/3 cup of our magnesium-rich baby soak. Remember the baby massage oil we mentioned earlier? Well! It also doubles up as a baby bath oil, so add a few drops of it to the water as well. Place a few toys, such as a rubber ducky and a floating ship and then gently put bub in the tub. Let your tiny tot play and splash around while soaking up all the natural goodness of the oils and minerals. You can also climb into the tub and enjoy some skin-to-skin time with your baby.

How Does It Help?

The ebb and flow of the water, the temperature difference, the splish-splash noise, the bopping toys and the aromatic fragrance — all offer an array of sensory stimuli for bub to explore and enjoy. From cognitive to physical growth, all can be achieved by simply making bath time more fun, interactive and nurturing.


Babies are like sponges that can soak up information and new skills regularly, especially from 6 months to age three. So we hope our recommended fun games and activities aid your little munchkin during the development period as much as possible.

Make sure you are all stocked up on the Hermosa Co. baby soak, baby massage oil/bath oil, and the room tonic before embarking on the journey of enriching bub's development.

– The Hermosa Co.

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