Baby Play Time Activities for Newborn Development
Initially, simple baby play activities are very beneficial: for example, face-to-face time between your baby and yourself while you are talking quietly and making eye contact. Responding to the facial expressions and coos your baby makes is important as it develops the bond between parent and child and fosters vocalization skills.
Other good baby play activities include taking the baby's hands and feet and crossing, bending and stretching the limbs gently or clapping hands.
In the 2- to 3-month period, adding objects such as a rattle to the interaction helps develop motor skills and the sense of touch. Sharing simple books developed for newborns also is a great idea. At this very young age, however, there is no benefit to having an infant watch any television or videos.