Sunday, 18 January 2015
Out and about with babies and young children
Every time you go out with your baby whether it be to the park, the shops, the bank etc...you are providing an exciting adventure and learning experience. Your baby is treated to new sights, sounds, smells and sensations. This all helps to develop their understanding of the world around them as they grow.
Talk about where you are going and what you are going to do, remember baby's brains are like sponges and they take everything on board even from an early age. Talk about the things you see, name animals that you come across. use the correct name for the animal to avoid having to reteach animal names when they are older. e.g. dog and not doggie etc.
Baby's learn very much through their senses so when at the shops let your baby see, ouch and small the items you are buying.
This can be difficult with some pushchairs that face outwards. Pushchairs which allow eye contact with your baby allow many more opportunities for interaction and language development.
Remember every day is a new learning opportunity : )