At about 5 months old, your child will begin to purposely reach for second objects while still holding on to the first one.
So, what will your baby’s creative problem solving abilities look like?
Take a look at two examples of problem solving life skills activities: Cognitive development is your child’s ability to communicate, think, and problem solve.
He does not, however, have to necessarily pick it up.
Now, your baby’s movements start to demonstrate clear purpose, intention, and persistence while repeatedly reaching for objects.
Nothing is going to stop your little one from getting to the toy he wants! At this age, your baby will figure out a way to get that toy he wants, even if he has to push, reach above, or move around something to get it.
Now, your child is ready to crawl, creep, scoot, roll, climb, or walk to get to that toy she wants!
There are times when you will be convinced that your child is a genius with the clever ways he can overcome the obstacles that stand in his way! Overcoming obstacles in clever ways is what your little one does best.
These clever ways are not always verbal (especially at a younger age), it is important to practice nonverbal problem solving activities.
Understanding your baby’s cognitive development is key to chosing the best activities to help your baby master his or her problem solving skills.
One great tip for parents is to not be so quick to come to the aid of your child when he or she faces small everyday problems.