what do I start teaching my son at 10 months

Zuriah - posted on 04/20/2009 ( 7 moms have responded )




i have a ten month old son and would like to know what activities do i do with him and what do i start teaching him.

his only words are mama and dadda and some kind of hello.

I feel like i am not doing enough interesting (educational things with him)

Please help?


Melissa - posted on 04/23/2009




Talk to him about EVERYTHING! what you are doing, where you are going, why you are doing things, abc's, shapes,colors, numbers, counting steps. Baby sign language is really neat and it works! Read lots of books, magazines, newspapers...look through photo albums of him and the rest of your family and talk about the pictures, dance with him, sing to him. Have a great time! Hope this helps. :)

Chrisandra - posted on 04/21/2009




Everything!!! I started w the ABCs around this time. I also made up songs for their names. Colors, shapes, animal, everything. At this age babies are smarter than grown ups because their capacity to learn is infinite.

I looked like a crazy person, talking to my kids & pointing out everything. Making noises and singing song. My father told me this is the time to be a 'fool' you have a great excuse as a parent...I'm teaching my kid!

Andrea - posted on 04/20/2009




As a baby learn to swim teacher I am going to say swimming/ swimming/ swimming it is great for all the things he needs to learn about now. so besides needing to learn how to servive if he falls into a pool he's brain is a huge sponge people skill htis is thhe time most babes develop seperation problems so having other people hold him and being to play with other babies while you watch him. Talking to him all the time toughing and feeling things tack him to the park ( just beaware that the way 10mth feel things are in there mouths ) so rattels with driferent felts on it are great there are lots of great books aswell for you to read to him I dont know if i would go down the dvd/tv thing because it is proven thats babbies learn from there perents doing it with them. I hope I have helped oh yer there is great free playgroups around they are great for kid development.

Alicia - posted on 04/20/2009




Start talking to him...telling him everything your doing....and where your going and what you see. I highly recommend Baby Einstein DVDs. My son watched them when he was an infant and now that he is two he has moved on to Little Einsteins and he loves it. I didn't really want my son to watch TV but these shows hep them learn colors,numbers,music,etc and keep them busy for a little bit if you have to get stuff done around the house! Hope this helps!

Sarah - posted on 04/24/2009




fun things like stacking blocks or cups and then knocking them down those shape sorters r fun pop up toys even explore diffrent places like a sand pit go to a swimming pool even just playing outside at a park or in the back yard


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Kelly - posted on 04/25/2009




I agree with the talking about everything you do and practicing conversations with him where you wait for his response. You can teach a 10-month-old not to touch certain things or not to go into certain rooms by saying "no" and squeezing his hand.

Chrissy - posted on 04/21/2009




I get the same feeling. I pair up her books with toys. She has a book on shapes & I pull out her shape sorter toy. I try to keep to one subject a day. Another is her counting book with her blocks that have numbers on them (I only go up to number 5). You get the idea. When she's active, I turn on some music, put the couch cushions on the floor and her toys in different places in the room & she walks,crawls, dances, & tackles everything... loves it. Gets her motor skills going. Talking/narrating what you're doing & labeling what things are is most important... I have to work that, my husband is better at it. I always forget.

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