You did it! You brought a little bundle of joy into the world, and now she brightens your day like nothing else can. She is growing more and more every day, and so is her intelligence. Playing games with your baby can help to encourage the growth of that intelligence — not to mention entertain her. Games are a great way to bond and also help her brain develop, calm her down when she is upset, and just generally keep her happy, healthy, and feeling loved.

1. Peek-A-Boo

Peek-a-book is a staple baby game going back generations. Parents (and friends of parents, and aunts, and uncles, and grandparents) have all engaged in this simple game. Just put your hands up to cover your face, then move them aside and say “peek-a-boo!” To the child, it appears that you have been hiding, only to reappear seconds later when she thought you had gone. This game is especially fun for infants, who are just learning how the world (and existence) works.

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