Enrich Your Babyís Mind During Bath
Every moment is a possible opportunity for learning. When itís play time, there are endless possibilities for you to help your baby enrich his mind with toys and games that will hone a variety of skills. But even though itís just down time or youíre engaged in another activity, letís say, like taking a bath, it still holds vast opportunities for his mind to be stimulated. So how do you enrich your mind during bath time? First off, before undressing your child for the bath, introduce him first to the objects around him especially the bath things that youíre going to use to bathe him such as soap, shampoo, sponge, bath tub and so on. Tell him about the uses of these things, ďthis soap will clean your body while the shampoo will wash your hair.Ē This is instrumental in his language development and broadening of his knowledge about the things around him.
Next, you can talk to him about the things youíre doing while bathing him. Say things like ďLetís go wash this cute little head of yoursĒ or ďIím now soaping your hands, now your arms and then your shoulders!Ē By doing this, youíre acquainting your baby with his different parts of the body. For now, he may not show signs that he understands you or he may not yet distinguish what his hands are and what his feet are but eventually, it would be much easier for him to point out his body parts when heís a little older. This is also good in terms of widening his vocabulary and concepts. Make him listen to music while you bathe him.
Music has always been known to be an effective stimulant of a babyís brain. This is why pregnant mothers make the babies inside their tummies listen to classical music. Why not do the same now that heís already here in the outside world? Play classical, upbeat, pop music and expose him to a wide variety of melodies and tunes that will stimulate his mind. Itís also a good idea to sing to him. Your baby loves to hear your voice and singing to him will also delight him while at the same time enhance his auditory perception and help in his language development. So it doesnít matter whether youíre in tune or out of it, sing like crazy as you bathe your baby and watch him burst into a fit of giggles. Engage him to play with bath toys that are not only created as a diversion for your kid during bathing but are also designed to incite your babyís creativity and imagination. A Baby Einstein Hippo Bath Puppet for example can be used for bath time imaginative plays while keeping him occupied as you get done with your baby cleaning job. Itís true that every single day of your childís life holds endless chances for learning. Donít miss any of these opportunities to help develop your childís mental capacity especially those that come during daily activities such as bath time.
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