Stimulation of language and socio-affective development from 1 to 3 months

Stimulation of language and socio-affective development:

Stimulation activities are based on our knowledge of the developmental patterns that children follow (or developmental milestones); therefore, they must be applied according to age in months, since it is not intended to force him to achieve goals that he is not prepared to meet.

In this article, we are going to talk about how to stimulate development when our baby is one to three months old. For this we are going to use various materials that we can find at home or that we can make ourselves.

Some things to keep in mind are:

  •  We should not carry out the stimulation session after our baby has fed. The ideal is to wait at least 30 minutes.
  •  When carrying out the activities (especially those in the motor area), we must ensure that the boy or girl is wearing as little clothing as possible: for example, a diaper or comfortable pants and a loose-fitting shirt.
  •  We must stimulate the boy or girl to carry out the activities, congratulating him on his achievements and making him feel important.
  •  It is suggested to repeat each activity three to four times per session.
  •  It is recommended that we carry out at least three weekly stimulation sessions. (for example: Monday, Wednesday and Friday).
  •  The duration of the session must be according to the age of our baby, in this case, it must last a maximum of 30 minutes, to avoid exhaustion or frustration.
  •  If our baby is opposed to doing any activity, we can wait, we should not force it.
  • stimulation exercises.

 We will need:

A rattle and various objects that make noise, such as a whistle, bell or bell.
Let us begin!

- First activity:

We are going to take the girl or boy in our arms and, when they look at us, we are going to call them by their name. We play with him, we make faces and gestures, we open and close our mouths, eyes and smile at him.

- Second activity

We are going to make sounds in front of the boy or girl: with our mouths, with different objects (such as a rattle, a whistle, or tapping something), we can also whistle or clap our hands, so that he or she looks for the source and when he or she finds it Let's smile and hug him.

- Third activity:

We place the child face up on the bed. We place a rattle, bell or rattle about 15 cm from one ear and we make it sound, so that the girl or boy looks for the source of the sound when listening to it; We repeat this action with the other ear. It is important that we show him the object by making it sound and then let him play with it. (5 minutes) .

Stimulated area:

Coordination and language. The different sounds stimulate the right side of the brain, so our baby learns to distinguish the difference between sounds and associate them with the source that produces them.

Some tips :

  •  Hold, talk, and play with your baby at mealtimes, when you dress him, and when you bathe him.
  •  Help your baby learn to self-soothe. It's okay to suck your thumb.
  •  Show your excitement and smile when your baby makes sounds.
  •  From time to time, copy the sounds the baby makes, but also use clear language.
  •  Talk, read and sing to your baby
  •  Massage him by touching his skin.
  •  When the boy or girl is looking at you, disappear so that he or she looks for you.
  •  Play hide your face behind your hands. She teaches her baby to play peek-a-boo with her too.
  •  Put a mirror for your baby in the crib, so he can look at himself in it.
  • 1 Look at pictures, for example from magazines or newspapers, together and talk to your baby about what you see in them.
  •  Put into practice one activity of the session per day taking advantage of moments such as the bath or the change of diaper or clothes. For example, at bath time, you can mention one by one the objects you use: "this is the shampoo", "this is the shirt", or play pass some object about 30 cm away from the eyes so that follow him with your eyes.