Winter play – Baby
Winter is one of the most wonderful times to get outside with your baby. Baby’s first winter means everything is new. Going outside exploring together in winter will be filled with new things to see, touch, smell and talk about.
So, dress them up warmly and spend some time outside every day!
Did you know?
Getting outside together in winter is great for your baby. The fresh air and constantly changing environment means there is always something new to experience and learn.
Provide the words that match what your baby is seeing, touching and smelling. This adds new words to their new experiences! You can keep the conversation going by giving your baby time to respond with sounds or actions. You can then repeat an action or experience depending on your baby’s interests.
The outdoor winter environment has space and interesting things to see at many different height levels. This captures your baby’s attention and encourages them to look up and around. This is what strengthens their neck, shoulder and back muscles they need for getting moving!
Across the ages
All the activities listed on our “Play Ideas” page can be applied across different age groups. See how winter play can be a fun activity for toddlers, children and playgroups.
Activities listed under “baby” are suitable for children under 12 months. This age is largely about babies exploring their own bodies and the world around them from the safety of a close relationship with their caregiver.