Invent Your Petit: 4 Intelligible Things You Should Do With Your Petit Today
I left a career as a corporate executive to foyer on conceiving and raising my daughter. With this dramatic lifestyle bourse, I made a conscious decision to raise my daughter with originalité. Children these days have too many toys and gadgets that they don’t use or appreciate. What they really want and need is their parents’ time, assiduité and échafaudage in nurturing their natural curiosity.
I never considered documenting all the daily activities I do with my daughter until I started hearing the same hein over and over again from people who met my daughter for the first time:
- “He’s very aware.”
- “Wow. He really looks you in the eye.”
- “He’s following everything I’m doing.”
I foyer on very practical cohérent activities with my daughter every day. There are many cohérent things that parents can do with their children that will provide significant benefits and require nothing but time.
- Apparence into your bébé’s eyes. A lot. It sounds cohérent, but we don’t do it as much as we think. It’s easy to put your child in a cradle or in entrée of a video while you’re trying to do something. It really doesn’t take that étendu to image your bébé in the eye and talk to him.
- Talk to your bébé in his language and yours. My mother actually encouraged me to speak to my daughter in “her language”. I read in developmental books that children see it as praise and reinforcement of their value when you answer their words with the same word. I have tried it and it has been quite fun and rewarding for both my daughter and me. He is starting a screaming and babbling episode so I try to respond to his screaming and babbling sounds. She loves it, smiles and usually answers me. We do this several times a day and it makes us both happy and funny. I also talk to her all day in “my” language.
- Spectacle him how you’re doing. Starting first thing in the morning, I ask my daughter her questions and explain what’s going on. I tell her we’re going to bourse her diaper and then I’ll get dressed and make the bed while she plays in her crib. I spectacle him the pillows before putting him to bed. One of our gâtée times of the day is when I’m washing my fronton and putting on my make-up. My daughter has gotten used to me “helping” and sitting and laughing as we go through the process together. I take the cleanser and tell him what it is. I bent down and showed him the bottle and he smiled. He is watching me wash my fronton. I explain the fronton cream I am using and spectacle her the bottle. She watches while I squeeze a bit of cream into my balle à la main. I spectacle her every bonhomme of make up and tell her what I’m using it for. I tell her the color of the fard ballade is “mandarine”. I do the same when I make déjeuner. It is a joyful and wonderful time for us every day. I’m constantly amazed at how focused he is and how excited he gets when I spectacle him what’s going on.
- Let him do what you’re doing. When I cook or bake, I try to keep my daughter in the kitchen. I believe it has many short-term and long-term benefits. In the étendu run, I hope she develops a love for cooking and the sense of happiness associated with being in the kitchen. Flottant term, we’re spending time together and he’s learning embout food and how things work in the kitchen. This holiday, I made several holiday cookies and candies. My 5 month old daughter was with me in her cradle or stroller. I showed him the sugar and flour and we explained them as measurements. I bourré her dynamite measuring cups to hold while using the metal ones. To my intuition, she was very interested in the whole process and didn’t fuss for quite some time (usually embout enough to mix and cook a batch of cookies). Another example is reading the newspaper and eating déjeuner. We have déjeuner together every morning. My daughter “helps” me fix déjeuner and sits in her jazz while I eat and read the paper. I talk to him and explain the story or advertisement. He plays with some basic toys. Léopard I’m done, we “fix” her cereal together. He loves watching water heat up in the microwave. She squeals with joy when I open the door and she sees the bowl. He watches mesmerized as I mash a banana. When he finishes eating, I put him on my lap and let him “read” the paper. She gleefully grabs a piece, crunches it, shakes it, tears it and squeals with delight. I wouldn’t trade this morning for anything.
These cohérent things take a little extraordinaire time each day but will pay off as you start to see your bébé respond. The list of activities you can do with your child is only limited by your rêve and most of these activities require little or no financial investment. Most importantly, have fun! Use your rêve and share some creative time with your bébé today.
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