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4 Indoor and Outdoor Activities for Babies

Baby playing indoors

Take time to enjoy play outdoors at least 20 minutes each day. Shorter times spread throughout the day work well and can be a way to take some instructional activities to new settings. Below are more ideas to do indoors or outdoors to help children be active.

Indoor & Outdoor Activities:

  1. Make different facial expressions—especially smiling—while changing diapers.
  2. Play peek-a-boo with a scarf or a lightweight towel.
  3. Give babies a large, safe place to move around and explore. Include a sturdy object where they can pull themselves up to a standing position.
  4. Hold your babies upright with feet on the floor, and sing and talk to them.

For more information about supporting a child’s development, visit helpmegrowmn.org. Tips can be found in the Encouraging Healthy Development section of the website.

Portions of this content, developed by Help Me Grow Minnesota, may have previously appeared elsewhere.


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