Playing with your 0-3 month old baby - three games to play

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Categories: Learning through Play

At this age it may seem as though your newborn is fairly passive, however they are actually taking in lots of information about the world around them. Play at this time isn’t so much about lively activity as it is about sensory exploration – the world is filled with objects to watch, touch and listen to.

Music fun

Play some music and move with your baby – twirl, sway and bounce gently to the rhythm of the music with baby in your arms or in a baby sling.


Let your baby follow objects with her eyes – move your face, a rattle or a coloured toy. You could even play aeroplanes with your hands – flying through the air and landing on your baby’s tummy!

Looking fun

Babies learn by watching. Take your baby outside and hold him where they can see things moving – streamers, trees, washing on the line.


Playgroup NSW has a number of playgroups specifically for families with babies up to 12 months old and babies are also welcome at our hundreds of general community playgroups throughout NSW. Find a playgroup now.


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