Your Brilliant Baby in Week 39: Categorizing
What your infant learns this week
Week 39 Brain Booster
Play simple games that involve categories. Mix together in a pile chopsticks and spoons. Start separating them into their individual categories. See if your child will join in the game.
When sitting at the park with your baby watching various vehicles go by, narrate each vehicle’s appropriate category: “There goes a red truck. Now there’s a motorcycle.” By doing so, you’re engaging with your child in a social-cognitive context (that is, learning while having fun with you!) while building his vocabulary at the same time.
Your Week 39 Toolbox
Related skills and topics this week
Curious about how else Baby might be developing right now? Learn more about her brilliant brain and her growing body here:
- What’s happening in Baby’s ninth month?
- Use our Development Tracker to check off your child’s 8-12 month milestones.
- Here’s what our pediatrician says you might be worried about this month.
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