My Baby – Week 27

By 27 weeks, your little one has developed a wide repertoire of skills. She might be able to recognize her name, eat some solid foods, pass objects from hand to hand, combine syllables, sit up momentarily without support, and imitate sounds. She can probably also distinguish between bold colors, and crawl or scoot towards things she is interested in.

Now that your child is showing more and more interest in his environment, you may want to introduce more interactive toys and activities that encourage your baby to expand his boundaries and satisfy his need to explore.

Physical Development Toys

There are certain toys for your child that will support her physical development. Toys on wheels are great, because not only do they promote hand-eye coordination, but you can move them just out of her reach so that she will have to chase them. Similarly, balls are great because you can make a game out of rolling the ball back and forth, again working on developing motor skills and coordination.

Reasoning Toys

Now that your baby is developing an understanding of such concepts as “behind” and “within,” you can encourage the sharpening of his reasoning skills by playing with toys that make him think. Remember not to make the tasks too hard, this is play time, not a test! Hide a toy under another toy and see if he can find it, or try building a small tower with wooden blocks and then knock it over. See if he gets the idea and starts to stack the blocks to make his own tower. Remember to celebrate when he figures it out!

Music

You may have already noticed that your little one has a preference for certain types of music, or that music can affect her mood, or motivate movement or dance; but did you know that early exposure to music can make an important contribution to development?

Early exposure to music aids in the development of speech. Singing even simple sounds helps your infant understand grammar. It also helps children learn math and enhances social skills. In fact, the emotional aspects of music seem to be beneficial for the development of empathy.

Tired of the same old songs? Try something new! You don't have to stick to children's music, babies can learn from all types of musical genres. Be adventurous and try something you may not have in your own music collection, or something you wouldn't hear on your favorite radio station. If you are stuck in your search, you can try looking at a map of the world! Every country has its own unique style of music and you will probably be able to find a new sound that both you and your child will enjoy!

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My Baby – Week 27

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16 comments

  1. Tylor says:

    My 6 and a half month old isn’t sitting up yet! Should I be concerned?

  2. Deserae says:

    Should I be concerned if my grandson is not crawling, he’s 6 months

    • Megan Klay says:

      Definitely not, Deserae! Here’s more info: http://www.everydayfamily.com/get-your-babys-motor-running/. You can try to motivate your grandson by placing favorite toys at a distance, also getting him around other babies who are crawling can be helpful, helping him to get on all fours then manually moving his arms/legs yourself, resting/mounting a mirror on the wall at floor level so he can watch himself getting started with moving (if you do not mount the mirror, make sure an adult is always present for safety). I hope this helps!

  3. yecenia says:

    My daughter still doesn’t set up 🙁 how can I help her wit that

  4. Ladies…The article suggests that you build a tower, not that your six month old should be able to do so.

  5. Yohana says:

    My little one enjoys listening to music all the time and she loves when I sing to her.

  6. sheenaholman says:

    Ha ha Im in the same boat, my girl is not building towers but she will get there…eventually.

  7. KITTYNOLAND says:

    Well, Thanks for the information. I’m with the two ladies that posted before me. My 27 week old is also not building towers! I think that many of these milestones are varied. One child may achieve in one area a bit earlier and another in a different area. I will try to not feel to pressured when I see my pediatrician. My first question will not be," Why is he not building great blocks of architectural achievement?"

  8. Peg says:

    Glad I’m not the only one that has a 27 week old that isn’t building towers with blocks yet!! He sure does enjoy knocking down the towers I build though 🙂

  9. WTH! what baby is building a small tower with wooden blocks at 27 weeks old?!

  10. whenever my daughter sees her daddy she goes crazy:) waveing her arms n feet n adds a super bashful smile to top it off. i love being a mommy!!!!

  11. Angela says:

    My baby loves music. She is so funny, it gets her super excited!

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