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Question and Wonder:
I wonder what’s going on in my baby’s brain?
I wonder what I can be doing to help support my baby’s brain development?
Imagine and Design:
Let’s think of some things we can do to foster a physical connection with baby.
Let’s think of some things we can do to promote trust and sensory stimulation.
Let’s think of some ways we can talk and move together with our baby.
Test and Discuss:
You don’t always have to read children’s books to your infant. Just read anything – aloud. Read the morning newspaper, or your latest novel, or even narrate your daily chores or errands using grown-up words and phrasing. Brain building happens when children hear words. Lots of words.
Singing your favorite songs count as “talking”…..but you can also move to the sound of the music, and baby loves rhythmic movement and soft sounds and swaying. Singing and dancing can also be a bit more upbeat and playful when you add hand games, tickling toes, peek-a-boo and more.Print Instructions