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Helping young children develop all areas of their body and mind through planned opportunities to experience, explore and play with things is called ‘stimulation’ or ‘early assistance.’ In this book you will find many simple activities that can be done as you play with your child or as you do your daily work. You can also adapt these activities so they fit with your child and your daily life. For example:
What’s making that noise?
What a big noise, Oscar! Listen! I can make a noise just like you.
|If you get your baby’s attention with a noisy toy and show him the sound it makes...||...he will be more interested in playing. He will also learn to pay attention to sounds and where they come from.|
That’s the tire, Yaso. When the bike goes, the tire goes around.
I’m riding too!
|If you encourage a child to use his sense of touch, hearing, and smell to find out what objects are like…||…he will learn more about the world and be able to talk about what he knows.|
If you do these kinds of activities often, your child will have a childhood as full of fun and learning as any other child. As he grows up he can learn to:
Louis is such a big boy now...look how he gets around!
Pull, Sam, we’re winning!
|move about by himself||play with other children|
Pat the soil down all around the plant.
I know the answer to that question, Mrs. Natomo.
|help with the family’s work||go to school or learn a trade|