All Infant Activities
Language Works5 Little Ducks
This activity builds children's language and early literacy skills.
Language WorksAlphabet Maze
Children explore the letters of the alphabet while learning about construction.
Language WorksAnimal Sounds
Explore the sounds and movement of different animals with your toddler.
Social-EmotionalBaby Bonding Activities
Our early childhood experts offer baby activity ideas to spend those precious moments together.
Let's PlayBaby in the Mirror
Babies learn self-awareness in this easy to setup mirror game.
Let's PlayBaby Playtime Activities
Here's 10 ideas for fun and engaging playtime with your infant.
Let's PlayBaby Works Ribbon Pull
Create a new baby toy with a recycled milk carton and scarves, ties or fabric. Quiet activity for a baby to practice how to focus on fun tasks.
Language WorksBig and Little Size Game
Infants learn about different sizes with a simple game.
Language WorksBlackbird Nursery Rhyme
Infants learn memory and cognitive development with this fun rhyming song.
Use a blanket as a parachute, a fort, or a magic carpet in this simple movement activity promoting imagination.
Language WorksBlow Bubbles
Children blow bubbles and listen for the "B" sound.
Children turn large boxes into imaginative structures.
Sensory SkillsBox Play
Make a sensory box from easy to find household items.
Let's Read TogetherBrown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? by Bill Martin, Jr.
Join Janette Seddion, a Bright Horizons education coordinator, as she reads and signs this beloved children's book.
Babies listen to communication from others and learn to mimic sounds.
Sensory SkillsCraft Stick Building
Children use craft sticks to explore letters, shapes, and buildings.
MovementCross the Midline Ball Play
Using a large ball and rattles, develop coordination and communication of the left and right hemispheres of the brain.
Language WorksDiscovery Baskets
Infants explore common household objects and build language.
Sensory SkillsFine Motor Tactile Box
Making a fine motor tactile box for infant and toddlers using household recycled items.
MusicHad a Little Turtle
A new song to sing to your baby. Watch "Had a Little Turtle" video then sing and make hand movements for music time at home with your baby.
Sensory SkillsHelping at Home
Kids gain confidence and skills as they help at home.
MovementI'm a Little Teapot
Music and movement game encouraging development of phonemic awareness, rhyming, and movement.
Let's PlayIdeas for Parents of Infants
Activity ideas for families with young infants at home
Sensory SkillsLeaf Prints
Children explore plants and make leaf prints.
Language WorksLearning Prepositions
Children use a house to learn about prepositions.
Language WorksLeft to Right Patterning
Kids learn about patterning with transportation toys.
MusicLet's All Sing
Build connections with your infant or toddler through singing favorite songs.
Language WorksLight Box Pictures
Help your baby learn identity and belonging with this lightbox and photo parent-led teaching activity.
Let's PlayLight Paint
A clean paint activity for your baby.
Language WorksMealtime Vocabulary
Learn simple mealtime vocabulary in American Sign Language (ASL).
Language WorksMetal Bowl Exploration
A metal bowl offers a simple, sensory experience for babies.
Language WorksMy Body
Game supporting the learning of body parts, promotion of sense of identity and vocabulary development.
Language WorksNarrate Getting Dressed
The best way to teach your baby to talk is by narrating a daily routine. Describe getting baby dressed in this no-prep at-home learning activity.
Language WorksNature Walk Bracelets
Children learn vocabulary of plants, flowers, birds, and animals with a fun art project.
Language WorksNeighborhood Picture Book
Make a picture book of familiar local images to teach children about their neighborhood
Art SmartNo Mess Painting
A no mess painting project for infants.
MovementOpen Shut Them Song
Children follow simple commands, singing and moving to the song Open Shut Them.
Sensory SkillsPaint Chip Exploration
Paint chips teach children about colors, shades, sorting, and classifying in this sensory-skills building activity.
Language WorksParking Garage
Make a creative parking garage with a box and a tube.
MovementPlant a Little Seed Music
Kids learn vocabulary of plants, flowers, birds, and animals with a fun art project.
Language WorksPoems About Home
Children gain early literacy skills with poems and finger plays about home.
MovementPop Up Pillow
Interactive infant activity promoting relationship building and physical development as adult sings “Pop goes the baby”
Let's Read TogetherReading to Infants
Three reasons to read to your infant, along with three different reading positions.
Science RocksReflection Spoons
Make a hanging mobile made out of spoons for your infant to play with.
Sensory SkillsReggio-Inspired Sensory Water Exploration
Children use sponges, cups, funnels, pipes, and other materials to explore water.
Language WorksRhyming Steps
Children play a fun rhyming and movement game.
Math CountsSee Through Shapes
Infants get early exposure to math and shapes with this safe and low-prep at-home learning activity.
Sensory SkillsSensory Bottles
Let's PlaySensory Hula Hoop
New tummy time activity for babies. Make this playspace with a hula hoop, yarn, and ribbon to encourage your baby to explore down on the floor.
Let's PlaySensory Light Box Ice Cubes
Children use their senses to explore LED lights and ice cubes.
Sensory SkillsSensory Wind Activity
Children explore wind and air and make a wind sock.
MovementShadow Box Dancing
Babies build muscle and develop their bodies in this fun activity with lights and music in this low-prep parent-led activity.
Language WorksShape Sort
Sort and learned language skills as kids describe objects.
MusicSinging in Mandarin
Come sing along with Ms. Daisy, who shares two songs in Mandarin.
Language WorksSnack time fun
Children learn vocabulary words for fruits, vegetables, and colors.
Language WorksSock Puppet Pretend
Build language development with this easy to setup sock puppet activity
Sensory SkillsSoft and Hard Textures
Infants explore textures through this activity that promotes sensory development as children interact with and observe their environment.
Math CountsStacking Measuring Cups
Allow your infant to explore measuring cups by offering measuring cups upside down, in a row and by size.
Language WorksTexture and Touch Bag
An activity that builds memory, focus, vocabulary, and tactile awareness, as children find objects by touch.
Sensory SkillsTexture Bags
Make different texture bags for your infant out of items like straws, cotton balls, and sponges.
Language WorksThree Bears Language Game
Learn sequencing and vocabulary with a folk story game.
Let's PlayTranslucent Cups
Explore transparency by putting objects under each overturned container and cup.
Sensory SkillsUpside Down Art
Children use unusual artistic perspectives to paint.
Language WorksWho Is This?
Infant and toddler guessing game helping promote sense of identity and belonging.
Language WorksWho Is This?
Children play a fun game to learn names of family members and friends.
Let's PlayWind at Your Back
While enjoying some playful time with your infant, try out some of the following prompts and notice how your child responds.