TIPS AND TOYS YOU CAN USE FOR 9-12 MONTH OLD INFANTS
All members of the family can enjoy sharing new things with the infant. They can play simple hand games together, like “bye-bye”, and clap to the beat of music.
Tell your infant when you are leaving and reassure her/him that you will soon return.
You can leave a safe, comfortable object with your infant – one that reminds her/him of you and assures her/him that you will return.
To increase infants’ self-esteem and confidence, always take a positive approach to your child’s learning process. Try to say “yes”, “good”, “well done” more often, rather than “no”, “bad”, “not good”.
Simple toys, such as a doll or a ball, can be made out of recycling materials and fabrics.
Musical instruments can be made out of sticks, gourds with seeds, etc. You can make jingle bells, castanets, tambourines and other instruments very easily.