Play is serious business !
I think it's very important for babies to start playing with their parents at an early age. I think playtime should start as early a 2 months. I use to play peekaboo, read books, pat a cake as her first few games. We moved to swimming, spagetti fun and visiting parks at 6 months. Now at 9 months we visit new places every other day. The things we do are spend more outside time by visiting children's museum, zoos , bay aquarium, libraries, art classes, pools, yoga, go running with jogger , bike around with baby trailer. Barbeque dinners at evenings, attend different festivals, meet friends, go on play dates, visit farms and take local trains everywhere. Soon we are planning to go on a hike with baby pack. My kid is a nature baby. She is always playing with grass, leaves, water , wind , flowers, our dogs, sand, other kids or her paper books. I am not much of a toy person nor is she.