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From the beginning, nursery rhymes can be chanted or sung to the baby as he lies on the bath table or is being tucked into his crib. Indeed, much of that singing can and should be done just for the sheer delight of catching a response that lights up a little face.
Lullabies are soothing to the tired infant
Let you infant hear soothing lullabies and poems when he is tired or restless. Words sung or even spoken with a lilt in the voice and with good expression have a charm of their own.
Babies love nursery rhymes
By the time the infant is seven or eight months old he enjoys rhythm, and the regular accenting of certain syllables of nursery rhymes to the accompaniment of bounces on a knee is a joy to the young child.
Baby can master simple games
Prior to a baby's readiness to begin walking and talking he should be given an opportunity to master certain rhythmical movements that are essential to infant development. This can be done by playing such games as put-a-cake and peek-a-boo. These games, known as finger plays, teach the baby to become aware of his eyes, ears, nose, mouth, and toes.
In the Beginning....
Starting right from your child's birth in infant development, the most important relationships that he will form will start with you and any others (family members and/or caregivers) that he is in close contact with. It is these relationships will share his social and emotional development as he grows.
The basis of any relationship is interaction, and you will need to find ways to communicate and spend quality time with him. This facilitates and strengthens your relationship, allowing for a deeper bond between you. Bear in mind that babies are social creatures who want and need to spend a lot of time interacting with you.
It's perfectly natural for him to try 'talking' with you by babbling or with facial expressions and gestures. You can show him that you love and care for him by responding in kind as this will allow him to learn about communication, behaviour and emotions . At the same time you will also provide him with feelings of safety and security while strengthening your relationship with him.
Learning by watching
The parents relationships with other people will also influence your child's development. He is constantly observing what you are doing, and he will try to emulate the way that you act with other people (e.g. your spouse, family members, friends and caregivers). He will essentially copy how you act and react with others, so it is important to provide him with a positive environment in order to set the right tone for the baby development.