How to spend time with your child: interesting activities

September 6, 2012

 how to spend time with your child
 Mother holds a baby a lot more time than anyone else in the family. Very often the question arises, what to do with the child as active and to spend time with him. In fact, there are many activities that are equally captivate both you and your baby. When choosing entertainment important to take into account the age and level of development of the child. Children like to discover the world, to learn something, they like to spend time with those who care for them.

 How to spend time with your child: interesting activities


At the age of three or four months, you must pay attention to the development of the baby's neck muscles - swimming is the best strengthens the cervical spine and as a whole. Enroll in the pool, take it with your toddler and swim on health.

A variety of games and simple exercises in the water will bring pleasure to you and your daze, he definitely liked to wallow in the water and bultyhat feet, simulating swimming with your help. If the child is not afraid of water, and he likes these impromptu lessons do not stop at two or three lessons, lessons continue. Joint active strengthens the emotional bond with the child in a public place, where in addition you still have other children, he will be able to make new friends, to the same child will be helpful to get the original swimming skills in a safe environment under the supervision of an adult.

 How to spend time with your child: interesting activities

Yoga for mom and baby

Many schools of yoga practice yoga classes where mothers can engage in with their children. Ask whether there are such clubs in your city. If you take the baby with you, do not be afraid that it will be boring. Children like to feel involved in the activities of adults watching what other kids repeat their movements, to learn a new environment for them.

These yoga lessons are equally useful for the health of mother and child, you are moving, performing stretching exercises Stretching exercises - Be careful  Stretching exercises - Be careful
   and relax while your child is with you and you do not lose sight of him.

 How to spend time with your child: interesting activities

Group read with game elements

Many libraries and children's centers provide reading group for children of different ages. At such events children are involved in interactive communication, which is certainly useful for further social adaptation of children.

For group readings specially selected age-appropriate children's literature. Do not think that children throughout the time sitting motionless, listening to the reading. At such events children sing, create their hand crafts, communicate with adults and peers.

In group readings can participate not only children but also their parents, and most importantly - these activities are absolutely free. Agree, a sin not to take advantage of this opportunity.

Spending time with the child outside of the home, you get to meet new people, find understanding and support among the same moms like you and be aware of the social life of your neighborhood.

Joint leisure, educational and other activities - it is the time spent usefully contributes to the development and strengthening of the relationship between mother and child.

Diverse communication with other children promotes physical and emotional development of the child, is a kind of initial training for its adaptation to the social environment.

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Mimicry newborn - how to understand what the baby is thinking?

October 10, 2010

 mimicry newborn
 Immediately after the birth of a newborn baby is totally dependent on the mother. He is constantly talking to her, and gradually both begin to understand each other just by facial expression, for facial expressions and smiles. That is why children who are brought up without a mother, begin to fall behind in the development of their peers.

 Mimicry newborn - how to understand what the baby is thinking?

Why depend mimicry newborn baby

All children are born with the same symmetrical facial expressions. A newborn baby can open and close his eyes, much zazhmurivat them, frowning and raising eyebrows, opened her mouth, pulling her lips proboscis, making sucking movements and even "smile" (smile in newborns usually reflects their comfortable inner state). Nasolabial folds of the child at a voltage of language become more pronounced. A newborn baby can for some time (for each child this time can be different) to fix the eye. His face had a full-term newborn baby mostly calm, but some discomfort, it can become distracting. Dissatisfied, anxious expression can be a newborn for various violations of the internal organs and systems.

Mimicry of a newborn baby due to reflexes, called primitive physiological or due to immaturity in the brain. With the maturation of the brain and spinal cord, these reflexes fade, giving way to a conscious mimicry.

In the development of the child's facial expression may be noted two related trends: the increasing complexity of conscious mimicry and the extinction of a number of congenital unconditioned reflexes. By the nature and rate of extinction of unconditioned reflexes can judge the correctness of the neuropsychological development of the child.

Recently I conducted a lot of research mimicry newborn children. It revealed that in some cases the facial expression of a newborn baby is dependent not only on innate reflexes, but also from external influences. After the first days of the baby responds to the mother calms down when she speaks to him softly and picks up.

 Mimicry newborn - how to understand what the baby is thinking?

Main unconditioned reflexes of the newborn, reflecting on his facial expressions

Mimicry newborn depends mainly on unconditioned reflexes, provide the brain, it is called oral segmental automatisms that allow sucking and appear on the first day of life.

Sucking reflex - Sucking the breast, nipple or thumb that irritate the mouth. This reflex is preserved for a long time, throughout the period of breast development.

Proboscis reflex - contraction of the circular muscles of the mouth with gentle effleurage finger on the lips of the child, causing his lips stretched into a proboscis. Proboscis reflex normally lasts up to 3 months. If it lasts longer, it says about some changes in the brain.

Search or ingratiatingly reflex Kussmaul - a light touch of your fingers to the skin at the corner of the mouth causes the corner of his mouth down and simultaneously turn their heads toward the irritation. This reflex is especially pronounced when the baby is hungry. It holds up to four months of age and then gradually replaced by visual stimuli in the form of preparation for the next mother breast feeding.

Hand-roto-head reflex (a reflex Babkin) - when pressed with your finger baby hand, it opens the mouth and simultaneously bends the head to the chest. This reflex is also more pronounced before feeding. If this reflex is expressed in the first days of life, it is a good prognostic sign for children born with a birth injury Birth injuries - than they threaten your child?  Birth injuries - than they threaten your child?
 . In the first 2 months Babkin reflex is significantly, but then begins to subside 3-4 months it takes.

At various lesions of the central nervous system in the newborn can notice the asymmetry of the face. On the first day it can be a consequence of the passage of the baby's head through the birth canal, but if it lasts longer, it may speak of some neurological disorders. Thus, the asymmetry of the mouth when the baby crying and yawning may be a sign of the defeat of the trigeminal nerve The trigeminal nerve and its defeat: what happens in the body?  The trigeminal nerve and its defeat: what happens in the body?

 Mimicry newborn - how to understand what the baby is thinking?

Development of the facial expressions of the child in the first month of life

If in the first days of life, all the movements of the child, including his facial expressions, reflex, then a few days later the child begins to do some conscious movement. For example, turn his head to light react to loud noises startle emote Emotions and culture: how to decipher the emotional code  Emotions and culture: how to decipher the emotional code
   screaming at some discomfort.

If the mother noticed some peculiarities in the behavior of the child, who seemed suspicious to her, she should be sure to inform the pediatrician (in the first month of life the pediatrician visits the child at home on a weekly basis). This is very important because early detection and treatment of any violations, can prevent a variety of diseases in children after a year, and even in adults.

Galina Romanenko

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