Infants by now must be actively crawling and they are getting ready to balance and stand up.
Their fine motor skills are fast developing and during this stage, they may develop Pincer Grasp (using thumb and index finger to squeeze and pick up small objects).
Their language skills are fast developing and they can understand a few words like come, sit and say good-bye.
Toys that encourage standing and walking: As most of the babies learn to stand and walk with support in this stage, choose toys that would encourage your child to reach the milestone in time. Push toys, walkers and ride-on with a wide base to provide the right support are suitable.
Stacking, Sorting and Building: As your child’s physical and learning skills are fast developing, engaging your lil one becomes more important and challenging. Stacking, Sorting and Building toys have an element of fun so that your baby does not lose interest and at the same time builds your lil ones fine motor and problem-solving skills. A shape sorter may be challenging for your child initially and you can pitch in and help your baby to understand how to play. It is also a great way to spend time with your infant and teach your lil one shapes and colors. Enjoy as your child happily stacks up two or three blocks and take this opportunity to stack the blocks along with him/her as you are his/her first and the best teacher.
Language Development: Your child’s language and vocabulary are fast improving. Though infants at this age may not be ready to talk yet, they are silently building their language skills by observing and imitating. A toy telephone or a mobile with push buttons is an excellent toy for this age.