Sunday, February 14, 2010

Infant Stimulation Activity 9: Texture and Touch

Tactile stimulation activities – offering infant stimulation through touch – is as easy as giving your baby lots of different things to touch. Make sure nothing is too rough, but expose your baby to different fabrics and textures. Start with a soft blanket and allow your baby to feel its texture for a minute or so. Next, let him feel something harder, like a rattle or teething ring. If you have a baby toy that crinkles, offer that one next.

For newborns, you make take an object and stroke it through his hand; within a couple of weeks your infant will be holding the objects himself. And be sure to smile and enjoy right along with your baby.

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