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Your Baby Is A Mover

This is a part of a series of articles based on the book 'How to Maximize Your Child's Learning Ability' by Dr. Lauren Bradway and Barbara Albers Hill

Enhancing existing mover skills

If your baby is a mover, he will have excellent gross motor skills. His speed, agility, balance and coordination will be much admired by his peers and give him a certain position in his social circle. He will probably excel in sport and other outdoor activities as he grows older and will in all likelihood be looked up to as a leader because of his fearlessness in taking physical risks. While these skills may not be particularly important from an academic point of view, it does not mean that they are to be ignored. 

The way to enhance existing mover skills in your infant is essentially through touch and providing them with toys that require the use of gross motor movements. One of the most basic ways of establishing physical contact would be for mothers to breastfeed their children. In addition, parents can increase physical contact with their infants by bathing with them and learning infant massage. Parents could also provide their infants with a variety of stuffed toys to hug and cuddle. Infants should also be given toys that encourage them to utilize gross motor functions. For instance, suspending rings, bells and knobs from the top of the baby's crib will encourage him to grab or kick at them. Parents can also put a large cushion on the floor and keep a close eye on their infants as they try to climb up onto it and get over to the other side. Parents should place lightweight toys near their babies' feet to stimulate them to kick. Parents can play a game with their children where they cover different parts of the baby's body, like the hands, the feet, or the abdomen with a piece of cloth and allow the baby to work himself free of it. 

Developing looker skills in mover infants

Mover babies learn primarily through movement. To make such children more receptive to visual stimulation, the parents must try to present information visually as far as possible. The infants should be made to realize the importance of 'seeing.' Parents should point out different objects at home and while driving and name them, exhorting the baby to 'see.' Parents can play games with their babies that will help reinforce the importance of sight. They can play peek-a-boo with their children, a 'now you see it, now you don't game,' hiding their faces, the child's face or a toy behind their hands or a blanket and then making it reappear. Parents can also cover their babies' eyes and ask them, "Where are your eyes?" or "Where are mummy's eyes?" Parents should act particularly surprised and delighted when they see something special. It would also be a good idea for parents to take their babies outdoors so that they can enjoy the sun and the fresh air and be exposed to a whole new world of sights and sounds. Attach a mirror to the side of the baby's crib so he will have something to look at besides the ceiling. Providing children with glow-in-the-dark toys and playing with them using a jack-in-the-box also enhances their looker skills.

Developing listener skills in mover infants

The best way to accomplish this is to combine talking and listening with action and visuals. In this way, parents can appeal to the looker's natural learning style while teaching him a new way of absorbing information. Parents can tie a rattle to their babies' wrist or ankle so the baby will hear a sound every time he moves. Parents should sing to their children when rocking them to sleep or cuddling them. It is also a good idea to provide children with toys that show pictures that make corresponding sounds, or play tunes at a touch of a button. To make things more interesting, parents can use gestures while singing nursery rhymes and telling stories to their children. Hand gestures can also help illustrate concepts like 'big', 'small', 'hot', 'cold', 'goodbye', etc.  Babies often pick up expressive sounds like "yuck", "ouch", "uh-oh", before they speak words. Thus, parents can use such expressive sounds while conversing with their babies. There is no harm in indulging in a little baby talk in order to make words easier for the baby to mimic.

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Suhail.2 years ago
nice article!
Sulochna.6 years ago
good article. I like the simple way of explaining such difficult things
Nitii.6 years ago
I will try the tips given here so as to make my baby smarter. These tips are really great.
Kartik Pradhan.6 years ago
I think that my baby is a mover. Please suggest more ways of knowing about the baby
KAKA.9 years ago
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