Your Child's Development From 3 to 6 Months

This information describes the skills your child is likely to develop between the ages of 3 and 6 months.

What You Can Do to Help Your Child’s Development

Although your child is undergoing cancer treatment and may not feel energetic, it is still important to encourage movement, communication, and play as part of their daily routine. Here are some things you can do:

  • Make sure your child spends time on their tummy when they are awake.
  • Talk to your child by repeating sounds they have made.
  • Play peek-a-boo with your child.
  • Encourage your child to reach for nearby toys.
  • Encourage your child to kick by placing rattles or toys near their feet.
  • Play with your child while they are in a seated position.
  • Encourage your child to play with their hands together in front of their body.
  • Massage your child’s hands and feet.
  • Encourage your child to play with toys that have sounds and lights.
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