Monday, September 10, 2012

Starting the Journey of a Lifetime

Have you ever wondered what it must have been like to be a newborn? You are snugly and warm inside your mother's womb and suddenly...LIGHTS, SOUNDS, ACTION! It must be an amazing transition. From the start, your newborn baby is very busy making sense of the world around them.  She lacks mobility, and therefore she will spend a great deal of time watching, listening, and learning! She'll spend time studying everything- your face, the ceiling fan, he hand, or even that little speck of lint on the floor. Around three months old, they will even begin to coo and vocalize to all of these objects. Use this time during your baby's development for lots of face-to-face interaction and talking. Let him see your sounds as you interact and talk. He'll enjoy the animation in your face. In Kindermusik, our babies and mommies enjoy activities such as Peek-a-boo, infant massage, nursery rhymes, and lullabies. It's a special time of bonding and laying the earliest foundation for learning with your new little one.
I plan to begin discussing more about what to expect at each phase of development with your little ones. If you have questions that you'd like answered, feel free to drop me an email or leave a comment. I look forward to answering many more of your developmental questions in the coming months.

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