A great list of over twenty activities parents can do with their infants to support early learning, brain development, and a great relationship with their baby.
Activities to Support Learning: 0-3 months
Most babies spend the first three months sleeping, eating, and crying. As her parent much of your time will be taken up with the demands of keeping your little one happy and healthy. Luckily, you don’t need to do anything special at this age to encourage your child’s learning. Encouraging your newborn's development is as simple a responding to her needs and showing your love every day.
Here are five everyday ways to support your 0-3 month old learning
- Hold, cuddle, caress and rock your baby often.
- Make eye contact with your baby and alternate the tone of voice. Even though he can't talk back, your baby is taking in all that you say and do.
- Sing, hum, and tell stories. These are fun ways to help your baby begin to understand meaning of new words and ideas.
- Respond to your baby’s cries and other needs with love and consistent attention. Babies who learn to rely on their caregivers grow up with less stress and are more ready to engage in learning.
- Tell your baby you love him. Even though your baby doesn't understand the words, your loving tone will give him a sense of security.