Once a baby reaches six-months old, he will be most interested in toys that will help him develop his gross motor skills–meaning, things that will help him learn to sit, crawl, pull up, and eventually walk. The Evenflo Triple Fun Jungle ExerSaucer that I recommended for five-month-olds will still be a great toy for a six-month-old.
Your child will also still love toys that are appropriate for three-month-olds and four-month-olds. Six-month-olds will also be interest in multi-sensory toys and toys that will help fine tune their fine motor skills.
Here are my picks for the best age-appropriate toys for six-month-olds!
I gave this ball to my son when he was only 5 1/2 months old. The holes made it easy for him to grab with his little fingers. The ball is flexible and can squish, which he loves to do! This ball will help with fine motor skill development.
You might think I’m crazy suggesting you buy a six-month-old a toy meant for three-year-olds, but the textures of the toys will help stimulate your child’s multi-sensory touch while the bright colors will attract his attention. My son loves feeling the foods and banging them together to make different sounds. It also makes playing fun for mom and dad as they can pretend to prepare foods.
As baby grows, you can incorporate learning activities such as sorting the food by color, shape, and food group.
One word of caution: if your child is prone to putting objects in his or her mouth, take away the small french fry and hot dog pieces. I don’t have this problem with my son, but other parents might.