Resources for Ages 6 - 9 Months
The resources you will find on this page will help you be your child’s first best teacher by providing you with information on what your child should know and be able to do at this age as well as practical activities and videos to help you engage with your child during this critical time in their development.
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The CDC checklist explains the milestones your 6-month-old should reach. Use the checklist and activities to help your baby learn and grow.
The CDC checklist explains the milestones your 9-month-old should reach. Use the checklist and activities to help your baby learn and grow.
Check the important development milestones your baby has reached by six-months old. Use this with your doctor to discuss what your baby has reached and what to expect next.
A free, downloadable chart to learn tips and skills on your baby’s development from 6 to 9 months.
A free, downloadable chart to learn tips and skills on how to nurture your baby’s social-emotional, intellectual, language, and motor development from 6 to 9 months.
This video and tip sheet explains how to use blocks for playing and learning with your baby at different ages.
A list of 11 activities to support your baby’s intellectual development from 6 to 12 months.
LITERACY AND LANGUAGE
Help your child learn new words with this list of 8 creative ideas.
Story time is important for helping your baby learn. Find out why and tips for reading to your baby.
Raising Readers provides videos and resources to understand the skills your baby needs and how to build them.
APPROACHES TO LEARNING
Understand what to expect developmentally in your baby’s first year — and the best toys and games for each stage.
Learn new tips for how to play with your baby or toddler.
Learn how serve and return interactions help shape a baby’s brain. Watch the how-to video which breaks down serve and return into five simple steps. This resource is appropriate from birth to 12 months and beyond.