Activities For Infants

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Old 27-Mar-2011
Activities For Infants

What’s the best feeling in the world that makes even the pain of a thousand needles poked in your body vanish away? It’s the feeling you get when you see that cherubic little face of your baby laughing and having the time of its life. Every parent would admit to that. You probably must indulged in a lot of fun activities with your baby and enjoyed its hearty giggle. But did you know that those activities also help the baby develop a sense of unconscious learning, sensory stimulation, and get its mind running before pre-schooling. And unlike what many may think, all that cuddling and singing to your baby isn’t just to make it stop from crying, but also helps build your child’s self worth and makes it feel secure and cared for. So don’t just sit there feeling blissful by looking at your giggling baby, but include more neatly designed activities on a daily basis that will make your newborn proactive as infant and a lot more enthusiastic and zestful as it grows up. Continue reading about activities for infants and decide for yourself what you have been doing and what more you need to include.

Infant Activities
  • Babies start scanning different faces around them the minute they open their eyes as faces fascinate them. So, when your baby is not eating, pooping, or sleeping, try to engage it in a funny face making activity. Make all kind of faces at your baby and don’t forget to add all kind of weird noises like “bueh” “agu agu” to hold its attention. This simple activity develops your baby’s visual and emotional development, and strengthens the bond between you two.
  • Tickling the funny bone of your baby will help develop physical awareness through sense of touching, since it can’t touch objects on its own, for now. Lay your baby down on the bed with tummy up and start tickling with different objects around you like cushion stuffing, feathers, and your fingers. Keep asking “Is that good?” “Do you like the feel of this?” just to hold its attention, even if your baby doesn’t understand a thing.
  • Rock and swing your baby gently and sing to it. This will help it develop a sense of movement and balance. Singing is a way to hold its attention and another excuse for you to sing without getting beat up.
  • Hold your baby still, and while singing guide its hands and make it clap along with the song. This will stimulate all of its senses, including muscular development, and will further strengthen your bond with the baby.
  • Hang different toys on top of your baby’s crib for it to play with. Get a wind chime and place it out of its reach. The wind will definitely bring a quiet smile and sense of sound reception to your baby’s tiny bunny-like ears.
  • Baby proof your house, either by cleaning it inch by inch and putting away any item of potential harm or by placing cushions on the floor. Put bright colored toys on the floor or cushions and leave your baby near them. Let it crawl its way and get a hold of the favorite toy. This will promote a sense of body movements and sensory receptions, completely by itself.
  • Read children’s book to your baby, out loud. Over the period of time, it will start to grasp that your words hold meaning and will be able to identify with different objects.
  • Take your baby out for a tour and familiarize it with a world that is practically unknown to it. The new surroundings of trees, grass, flowers, roads, vehicles and sight of birds, animals, and different people will have your baby hooked up. Do this as often as you can and keep describing things to your baby. New sight and sound perks up a baby’s senses and helps it develop visual, vocal, and listening senses.

Don’t just sit there feeling proud of yourself about what a beautiful baby you’ve made, but help it become a responsive, loving, and a fine young kid and an active and alert adult by including these activities for infants in the early stages of your child’s learning process.

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