Newborn Sensory Play
Playing with your newborn is one of the most important investments you can make in the early stages of life. if you are a first-time parent, it is easy to think that your small little bundle cannot do or learn much, but it is quite the contrary! Children start to learn the second that they come out and simple gestures and movement are teaching them about the world around them. Dr. Wendy Masi and Dr. Roni Leiderman have said,
We firmly believe in the power of nurturing, positive relationships and a playful approach to parenting. Our belief is reconfirmed daily by new scientific research demonstrating that brain development is strongly influenced by the kind of early experiences our children receive. Your newborn’s brain is only 25 percent developed, but by the time your child is three, more than 90 percent of her brain development will be complete.” (Masi, Leiderman pp. 12)
In this section you will find some play ideas as well as research about playing with your newborn. As your child grows, I hope you will keep coming back to find more ways to play with your child and to open up their senses to the wonderful world around them. If you ever have any questions please feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or through social media.
Masi, W. S., & Leiderman, R. (2001). Baby play. San Francisco, CA: Creative Pub. International.