Ages and Stages: Your Baby at 7 to 9 Months

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The second half of the first year shows some remarkable new abilities. At this stage you will notice your baby will begin to:

  • Move either by crawling, bum shuffling, or pivoting on the tummy.
  • Use her first and second fingers with her thumb – even feed herself a cracker.
  • Copy actions he sees others do, such as waving bye-bye.
  • Clearly attach herself to familiar caregivers and want to stay close.
  • Show intention when exploring objects to understand what they do or sounds they make.

Development Milestones

7 - 9 Months
Fine Motor
Gross Motor

Related Resources:
Mystery Box Fingerplay
New Activity: Book Talk
New Activity: Fill and Empty, Stack and Sort
Playtime: 6 to 18 Months
Seed Shakers
Crazy Goop
First Impressions
Homemade Bubbles

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Get Set for Life with the Zap Family Videos:

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Additional Resources:

Peek-a-boo Game

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