Between birth and 12 months, your baby’s imagination is growing all the time, and play is the main way that she explores and develops her imagination. Here are some play ideas and creative activities to boost your baby’s imagination, learning and development.Babies: imaginative and creative development
What to expect with your baby’s imagination
Play ideas and creative activities to grow your baby’s imaginationLots of different experiences will help your baby’s imagination to grow. Here are some ideas:
Structured play and open-ended playTry to offer your child things she can use to make up games and play, as well as toys that come complete from the shop with their own structured play instructions.For example, blocks are ideal for open-ended play. When your baby uses his imagination, blocks can become rocket ships, presents or even a bag of potatoes. Likewise, a box of different-coloured pieces of material has endless possibilities when your baby plays with it in a creative way.All children develop at their own pace. But if you’re concerned about any aspect of your child’s development – for example, if your child appears to lack interest in play or in playing with objects – it’s a good idea to talk with your paediatrician or General Practitioner (GP).