Now your two-month-old baby's senses have become stronger and they can gradually work together to know the world, so try to provide suitable stimuli for his different senses to experience them. The most interesting and attractive thing about your baby at this stage It's about seeing your child's social skills flourish... you start your day with real laughter!
How does a child play at this age?
· He can smile and make cuckoo-like sounds if someone talks to him.
He shows his excitement by shaking his hands and feet.
· You can learn that one event causes another event to occur.
· He turns towards the sounds around him, but he can only recognize the position of the sounds that are in front of him.
· He can learn some things
Toys suitable for this age:
1- Soft mat
At this time, his hands and feet are always moving; when he hits something or kills himself and his body parts; When he knocks on the toys or even grabs them and in some cases he tries to crawl a little on the floor. A colorful soft mat with different fabrics can be a good place for him to play and play and fulfill all his needs in a soft place. (from practicing movement skills to stimulating different senses, all are suitable for strengthening cognitive skills)
Such mattresses usually have charms that encourage the child to be more active. So place him in such a way that he can be active and hit and move. For variety, if possible, change the place of the toys. Pay attention and see if your child notices this change and tries to cope with the changes or not.
Contrasting colors are one of the best ways to stimulate vision in a child. Point to the colors, say the names of the animals; Even though your child does not yet know the meaning of the words you say, he understands that you are pointing to different parts of the toys and he changes his focus point. If his mat is musical, use this opportunity to stimulate his sense of hearing. Hold her hand in your hand and gently shake them along with the music. Change your facial expression when you imitate the sounds or sing along with the song.
2-Toys that encourage the child to physical activity (e.g. hitting)
Kicking is a baby's nature and it strengthens the muscles that he will use to walk one day. Regular games that encourage him to kick are a good start, but be sure to use a swaddle or a light diaper for him so that he can Move your legs easily. Place him near this toy so that his feet can easily reach it. Lean back and talk to him with jokes and laughter. He loves to have your attention when he hits the toy. This is very important for him. It is important and exciting!
Even at this age, you can introduce him to the concept of cause and effect. When he taps, say "Yeah, look what you did! You turned it on!" or "The song was your work!". Gradually, with your attention and encouragement, your child will understand this important connection: I did it!
Take the time to point out some of the features of the toy. Identify the colors and point out the faces. This helps the child to understand the connection between objects and words.
3- Mats with flashing lights, music and attractive pendants
The different senses of the child are the first sources of learning. Appropriate mats strengthen the visual and auditory skills by stimulating these senses. Encourage him to hit, reach his hands and feet to the hanging toys and... ; In this way, motor skills develop in him and a suitable ground is created for understanding cause and effect relationships.
How is this toy from your child's point of view? Lie on the floor and see it from his point of view. This will help you determine the position of him and the toy. Change the child's position once in a while so that he has a new point of view.
To improve your relationship and make games and activities more interesting, play with this toy together. Take time to play when he is awake and alert, not when he is sleepy, hungry or restless. If the toy is too uncomfortable for him, close his eyes. It closes and you will notice it. To help the child learn the connection between words and actions, shake different parts and talk about it at the same time: "Shake shake shake. did you laugh at it?"
Also, if the mat has audio or visual features, sing or imitate a child's voice so that these features and audio and visual features are more prominent. you have done