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Top 7 Social And Emotional Development Activities For Your Baby

Whether your munchkin has arrived or not you can actually start preparing to make your wee one strong both emotionally and socially. The early years of a baby’s life shape him/her emotionally and socially. And parents being the first teacher of their lives play a major role in influencing their social and emotional development.

Here are 7 ways in which you can strengthen your child socially and emotionally:

1. CONVERSING:

Yes, you read that right. Having a conversation with your baby helps in their social development. Talk to your baby while you’re breastfeeding or getting your household daily chores done. Talk about little things that matter like the song that you’re listening to, the book that you’re reading, the food that you’re cooking or about your office work, anything.

2. LOOK HER IN THE EYE:

Eye contact while speaking is important. Try looking at your infant while conversing. It’ll make her understand that looking in the eyes while talking is important when talking to people. You’ll notice that she’ll also look right into your eyes and that’s when you know you’ve created an inevitable emotional bond with your little one.

3. STIMULATING EMOTIONAL BOND:

It’s nothing new that every child has a favorite partner-her stuffed toy. They sleep wrapping their arms around this toy, play with it and what not! It’s like a constant partner. This is because they emotionally connect with that toy. So, find your baby a soft toy that’ll be her friend.

4. RESPONDING TO CRIES:

Responding in an affectionate manner to your baby’s cries is important. Soothe her, pat her, tell her stories, talk to her, gently rock her and play with her, all this will comfort her.

5. BABY PALS:

Take your baby to the park and you’ll find many other babies out there. Let your munchkin make new friends and playmates. You’ll be surprised to see your baby having a squad at a park and having fun!

6. “MIRROR, MIRROR ON THE WALL…”:

Guess what babies love mirrors! It’s enthralling to them to see faces in the mirror. Stand in front of the mirror with your baby, a point at her and call out her name. Point out all the body parts to her. This will help her explore things and respond better.

7. ATTENTION:

Even though your baby might be fussy and even difficult to understand many times but you need to respect her and give her attention. Let her know that she’s important.

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