Physical Development During 6-9 months there will be some big physical development In babies, they will be able to move about more taking more active part around the family. They will start to put everything in their mouth whether they see it on the floor or if someone has given them an object because the lips and tongue are sensitive objects this helps them with the textures of the object. They will start trying different food which some they may swallow but some they may not because they may not like the taste or the texture of It.
Milestones – Gross motor skills ) They will be able sit alone for a few moments when put into a sitting position, then manage to sit by themselves without falling over. 2) They will be able to roll over from the front to back and back to front. 3) They will support their entire weight on their legs. Milestones- Fine motor skills 1) They will be able to hold one object in each hand at the same time. 2) They will be able to hold their own bottle. 3) They can self feed finger foods.
Social, Emotional and Behavioral development 6-9 months will emotionally development Immensely because they will start to concise their own feelings and that their feelings are for different needs such as they may know the difference between needing their nappy change to needing attention so she may respond in different ways and give clues from wanting her nappy changed or needing a cuddle. The reason they know this is because as a baby they’ve had their needs met so they know the different responds such as when their nappy needs a change you change it and If they need attention then they’ll get a cuddle.
They will also start to recognize familiar people they see everyday whereas be sensitive to strangers. They will start to have their own desires such as wanting to hold a toy or wanting to not eat. Milestones- Social development 1) Lifts arms to parents when they want picking up. 2) Looks for a familiar family member when named. Milestones- Emotional development 1) They recognize and prefer to be with familiar people. 2) They tell’ you that they want to be picked up by stretching their arms up. ) Shows displeasure at the loss of a toy. 2) Possibly comfort themselves by sucking thumb, or holding a special toy or blanket. Communication and Intellectual development From babbling and cooing for a few weeks the baby will start to sound like they are saying words which sound close to real words. They will start to experiment on different sounds such as expressing emotions e. G. Squeals of excitement. They will also start using sounds such as ‘ma-ma-ma’ even though they don’t understand but they Just want their mother.
Milestones- Communication development 1) They will react to angry, friendly voices and know the difference. 2) They will make sounds and babble to get attention. 3) They will laugh, gurgle and coo with familiar people they know and are comfortable with. Milestones- Intellectual development 1) They will respond to their own name. 2) They will recognize familiar people. 3) They will drop things to see what will happen purposely to see your reaction and what will happen to the object.
Physical Activities 1) Sitting on the floor with the baby and talking about toys, the colors and shapes feeling the texture of it with them. Rolling a ball to them and helping them to roll it back. 2) Doing some baby yoga in some books it will show what sort of exercise you can do with the baby. 3) As they will be learning how to crawl, placing toys on the floor so they crawl to reach them. ) Placing some pots and pans in front of them and giving them something to bang on it with the baby will enjoy it because they will be fascinated by the noises they are making Just by banging on it.
Communication and Intellectual Activities 1) Look at the babies face and into their eyes and talk to them they will get excited and try to communicate back by babbling. 2) Play games such as ‘here is your nose’ and ‘here is mine’ as they get develop more when you ask them where their nose is they will point to it is. 3) Play with shapes, different texture and color toys and talk along by babbling and cooing. Social, emotional and behavioral Activities 1) Playing peek-a-boo with the babies they will enjoy it and learn that you’re still around when they can’t see you. ) Spend time engaging with the baby also getting other family members so they can get use to them and may find it easier to get along with strangers. 3) Let them play with a mirror they will get excited and fascinated because they can see another baby. 4) Try and be there for them always and respond to their feelings whether they are happy or sad be present and engage with them by giving them cuddles when their sad and playing with them when their happy.