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Infant and Toddler Stimulation at Home


My little girl enjoyed kangaroo care and so my husband and I carried our daughter in a sling.  Contrary to the consequences we were warned about she is not a clingy child and she walked on time. I believe that our response to her need for warmth has sort of relaxed and reassured her. I learnt quite early that my daughter was a visual learner and we put up wall décor and pictures all over the house. It has helped us curtail her wails, distract her tantrums and kindle her imagination. The panda over the sofa, monkeys on the bathroom door and butterflies on the mirror are totally worth it.

My daughter did not reach any milestone before time and doesn’t show signs of extraordinary intelligence. But she is very good at communicating her needs. She is very receptive to new concepts and experiences. I thoroughly enjoy her company and cherish the quality time I have spent with her. I know for sure that interesting stimulation can enhance curiosity, attentiveness, concentration and love of learning in the growing infant and toddler.

 

 

 

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Dr. Krishna Mahathi holds diplomas in Pediatrics and in the management of allergies and asthma. Years of working and interacting with children and parents have given her insight into developmental disabilities. She wishes that there was more awareness and acceptance of the issues that differently-abled children face and hopes that through this blog, she can enable thse children and their families to make sensible and informed choices.


One thought on “Infant and Toddler Stimulation at Home

  1. Ignatius Fernandez

    Krishna, well-crafted article! I like in particular the emphasis you give to the father’s involvement. Most articles focus on the mother’s role, which is doubtless important, but the father ends up a distant second. You have corrected that. Thank you. God bless.
    Ignatius Fernandez.

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