Once a baby reaches about six months, they are much more able to play games with you and you don’t need to do anything complicated as the old-fashioned well versed games are often the best.
You are sure to have a good supply of soft toys that were given as baby gifts for your newborn, such as teddy bears, bunnies and other animals and you can use these to make up simple stories for your baby to watch – such as bunny hopping on the chair and teddy trying to follow, while giraffe stretches up a long neck to watch what they are doing. You could give the toys to your baby to hold as they wait their turn in the story, so your baby is included.
Then as you baby becomes able to understand it, you can play hide and seek with the toys and a blanket – the toys hide behind it and then come out with a peek a boo to your baby. By about seven or eight months they will be laughing with you and getting lots of enjoyment from this game.
As your baby develops, they will be able to take part more, and will be able to move on to doing the hiding themselves, and peeking out to surprise the toys.