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Posted by Casey
In Babies, Play, Sensory Play on January 30, 2019

These last 3 months with Audrey have absolutely flown by! I can hardly believe that she’s nearly 4 months old already! Today I’m sharing some of our favourite simple baby play ideas from the last month to inspire some simple play with your baby too!

Baby play ideas at 3 months old. Find ideas for your baby play area featuring simple DIY infant and newborn sensory play ideas. Play gyms are a great tool for 3 months and 4 months baby play!

Before I get stuck into our baby play ideas, I wanted to start by saying keep it simple! Babies are so easily entertained and they don’t require extravagant play hacks and ideas. You shouldn’t need to spend more time setting up an activity than your baby will spend engaging with it.

Please don’t feel like you need to do all.the.activities with your baby. Their most important toy and activity is you! Talk to your baby. Read stories to your baby. Sing to her and make her laugh. That’s where the magic happens!

Baby play ideas at 3 months old. Find ideas for your baby play area featuring simple DIY infant and newborn sensory play ideas. Play gyms are a great tool for 3 months and 4 months baby play!

By far, our most popular play activity this month were our bath sponges from IKEA! I hung them from her play gym and this was something she came back to all month long!

Audrey starting reaching and grasping for things this month so she loved being able to bat the sponges with her hands as she lay underneath her play gym. They also have a fun texture which adds an element of sensory play to this activity!

Not only did she enjoy reaching for them, but she also loved kicking them when she was sitting in her baby swing. This was great for working on her coordination!

Baby play ideas at 3 months old. Find ideas for your baby play area featuring simple DIY infant and newborn sensory play ideas. Play gyms are a great tool for 3 months and 4 months baby play!

Next up was a super simple gross motor activity to get those little legs moving. I ordered a helium balloon from Spotlight and then very loosely tied it to her foot.

She LOVED kicking her little feet around and watching the balloon tug and move about too. This is such a great activity not only for their gross motor skills, but also for strengthening those eye muscles as they track the movement of the balloon!

Baby play ideas at 3 months old. Find ideas for your baby play area featuring simple DIY infant and newborn sensory play ideas. Play gyms are a great tool for 3 months and 4 months baby play!

Just before Christmas, we had some string lights set up to take our yearly photos of the kids. Lilly loved showing Audrey how the lights were flashing! Something so simple caught Audrey’s attention for a good 10 minutes!

Baby play ideas at 3 months old. Find ideas for your baby play area featuring simple DIY infant and newborn sensory play ideas. Play gyms are a great tool for 3 months and 4 months baby play!

Last week, one of the mama’s in my birth group shared this super simple tummy time activity that she had done with her little one. I had actually done this before with Elliot when he was about 12 months old…so I had been wanting to try it with Audrey!

All I did was add some blue water (dyed with liquid food colouring) to a shallow tray and then popped some yellow rubber ducks in too. I spun them around so that Audrey could track their movement. She LOVED this one!

Baby play ideas at 3 months old. Find ideas for your baby play area featuring simple DIY infant and newborn sensory play ideas. Play gyms are a great tool for 3 months and 4 months baby play!

This month we also headed to the State Library here in Brisbane. They change up the kid’s corner often and this month they had the best little sensory play mats set up for the babies!

They were made by creating a circle with a pool noodle and then covering it in textured fabrics and sensory toys. There were several different colours, and some even had play gyms with toys hanging down. I am SO adding this to my DIY project list!

Baby play ideas at 3 months old. Find ideas for your baby play area featuring simple DIY infant and newborn sensory play ideas. Play gyms are a great tool for 3 months and 4 months baby play!

We’ve had such a lovely month of play. Audrey is becoming so much more interactive so it’s been so much fun setting up little play activities for her!

If you try any of these activities with your little learners, I’d love for you to use the #LittleLifelongLearners hashtag on Instagram so I can see what you get up to!

About the author

Casey is an early years teacher turned stay at home mum to three little learners aged 6 and under. She is passionate about supporting parents that want to use play as a vehicle to bond with their little learners and create magical memories of childhood! You can follow Casey on Instagram right here.


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