By the time your baby is four months old he or she has already developed their own personality. They know when you call their name and can be soothed by the sound of your voice. Over the next few months you’ll see your baby becoming more curious of their surroundings and starting to play and communicate with other babies and toddlers.
The following information has been sourced from the Early Years Learning Framework Developmental Milestones booklet, developed by Community Child Care Co-operative Ltd NSW (CCCC) for the Department of Education.
Mimic their sounds and actions e.g. clapping, waving
Encourage their motor skills e.g. place a toy out of reach and urge them to crawl towards it
Play games e.g. peek-a-boo, splash time in the bath, go to the mirror and show their reflection
Play together on the floor to encourage your baby to stretch, wriggle and roll
Tickle and laugh with your baby
Read them books with simple, bright pictures
Please seek advice from your local community health worker or doctor if your baby is: