This activity will not only offer many opportunities for conversations with your baby, but it also will show him at the earliest age that pictures and printed words convey messages that are personal and meaningful.
Experiences with multiple textures can stimulate your baby’s hand muscles. This activity provides baby with touch-and-feel exploration using a variety of textured fabrics.
As early as the third or fourth month, infants are learning to have more control of their bodies. Here are some things you can do to aid your baby in developing her motor skills.
As your newborn grows, he becomes more aware of his environment. Helping him see and feel different shapes as you interact together will lay the foundation for learning letter names and sounds later on.
When you enter into an interactive verbal “dance” with your baby, you show him just how important he is to you.
Infants begin to learn about their world by being involved in interactions. Try treating baby as though he is a turn-taker and have fun conversing with him!
During your baby’s first few months, she is learning how to focus her vision and attend to herself and others. You can support this important developmental stage by incorporating face-to-face social routines when your baby shows interest in herself or you!
The interaction between an infant and those adults closest to her is essential for the natural development of communication and language. You can increase blossoming communication development by adapting your behaviors to the “rhythm” of your infant’s needs.
In these first few months of life, your baby will begin to have more control of his grasp and will make an effort to hold onto objects and toys. Here are some ideas to help your little one develop better strength and fine motor control.
During their first year, babies begin to understand spoken words before they actually utter their first true word. Simple repetitive songs and rhymes can be introduced as soon as birth to help your baby sustain and expand her interest in listening to speech sounds.