Things have a natural order and sequence. This is an important concept for children to understand because it helps develop the cognitive part of their brain. Sequencing starts at home. For example invite your kids to help you with the laundry. Explain that first we sort the clothes into dark and light loads. Next, we load the washing machine and add detergent. Then we start the washing machine. Lastly, we wait until the clothes are washed.
According to Women’s and Children’s Health Network, babies between five and twelve months may suddenly develop a fear of strangers. They might become afraid of people who have interacted with them since birth. This happens because most babies form a close bond with their parents or caregivers. Babies do not want to be separated from their immediate loved ones.
A few ways to help your baby with this fear is to never force your baby to go to a stranger. Introduce your baby to strangers/family/friends and encourage them to make eye contact with everyone. Talk to your baby in a confident voice to reassure he/she is safe.
This week our focus is getting our kids involved with activities in the living room.
A great activity that is cheap and easy is building a race car track. You need tape and race cars. If you don’t have cars, you could use dolls or stuffed animals and walk them around the track.
Another activity that is super easy is building a fort in the living room. Gather blankets, pillows, sheets, chairs, and anything else you might need. Your kids will handle the rest!