Thursday, February 4, 2010
Infant Stimulation Activity 2: Predictability (routine)
Stimulating your baby and interacting should be done when you baby is most alert, probably after her nap. When you first begin, just 5 minutes will do. Build stimulating interactive fun right into your baby’s daily routine. Baby’s like routine, they like predictability. Think about it, isn’t that the way we all learn. You do “a” (eg baby cries), then “b” happens (mommy or daddy comes to pick me up). Your baby has learned a pattern and how to get you when she needs you. Predictability and routine are important parts of your baby’s cognitive development and therefore part of your infant stimulation program.