I was inspired by this simple design and idea for a felt board for babies. I used a larger piece of cardboard and folded it in half to make a free standing version.
For now this is a language and fine motor activity, I put the felt shapes on the board and he enjoys taking them off while I talk about the different colors and shapes. He always ends up opening and closing the folded cardboard like a book. He is facinated with the concept of open and close... we will explore this some more!
This is a material that is easy to make, inexpensive, we'll be exploring some more for sure.
[little c is 8.5 month]