Your Brilliant Baby in Week 41: Using Tools
What your infant learns this week
Week 41 Brain Booster
Watch your child’s use of tools and see what you can do to enhance such play. Push carts, scoops, and pull toys all support babies’ interest in tool use.
If your child loses her ball under the sofa, don’t be surprised if she grabs an umbrella within reach and uses its crook to retrieve the ball. (You may be amazed at how Baby uses items in more ways than they’re intended.) And remember: Children are very inventive with their use of tools—consider this as you eye that cake left on the table with the dangly tablecloth ….
Your Week 41 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 tenth 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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