Here I Come

Birth-6 Months

FromActivities for Responsive Caregiving,  Jean Barbre

What to have Suggested Books – Baby Happy, Baby Sad by Leslie Patricelli – Hug by Jez Alborough – I Love You Through and Through by Bernadette Rossetti-Shustak – Wah! Wah! A Backpack Baby Story by Miriam Cohen – What Shall We Do with the Boo-Hoo Baby? by Cressida Cowell

What to do Responding to an infant’s needs in a timely and caring manner helps establish the security and trust that form the foundation for her healthy growth and development. Pay close attention to times when she is upset or scared. Even if you can’t respond to her immediately, say her name to reassure her and tell her you will be there very soon. Read the suggested books, introduce the vocabulary words, and sing and chant with the infant.

Why LEARNING OUTCOMES Social-Emotional Development - Relationships with adults – Sense of self – Personal identity – Self-regulation Physical Development – Perception Cognitive Development – Cause and effect – Memory – Spatial awareness – Connecting experiences Language Development - Communicating needs – Receptive language – Expressive language – Connecting words with real-world knowledge – Concept words

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Activities for Responsive Caregiving: Infants, Toddlers, and Twos

By Jean Barbre Copyright 2013 Birth-6 Months

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