What Babies Can Learn at Each Stage of Their Development and Growth
The baby watches. The baby carefully observes everything that is within his visual field. Visualize movements and listen to sounds coming from their parents or another source. For him, the world is what he gets to see, hear, smell and touch. That is why it is very important that you change its position from time to time, that you touch and talk to it, and that it offers an atmosphere of music and colors.
The baby responds. In general, babies begin to 'respond' to stimuli from the fourth or fifth week of birth. The baby begins to smile voluntarily, to emit small cries, and to imitate your gestures. Experiment, in front of the little one, to open his mouth again and again. You will see that he will open his at a certain point. It is important that you surround your baby with songs, toys that move, etc.
The baby looks at your hands. The baby begins to discover his own body, its movements and capacities. His hands will be the center of his attention, he will take them to his mouth and suck them. You can do the same with your feet. Some babies will even be able to roll over onto their back, hold their head somewhat, and do a few kicks.
The baby looks in the mirror. Babies' powers of observation have no brakes. If you put the baby in front of a mirror, he will not know that what he sees is him, but he will be interested in what he sees. At this age he will be interested in everything. He will recognize his mother, the objects he likes the most (bottles, for example), and he will be able to stare at an object.
The baby grabs objects. The baby begins to hold on to what he finds in his path, be it an object or his mother's hand. Usually, he already controls his head, kicks hard, grabs objects, and carefully studies everything he can grasp. Babies will begin to develop touch and taste, as they will want to touch everything and put it in their mouths.
The baby plays. Babies keep putting everything in their mouths, and now because their teeth can start to erupt. They will already ask for their parents' arms, shake their heads from side to side, sit without support, and play with whatever makes noises. They may show anger when they cannot reach an object or express fear of strangers.
The baby imitates. Babies can usually control a lot of movements. They manage to be seated, pick up objects, move them and pass them from one hand to another, and he becomes a very playful little person. Show great connection with the people who spend more time with him and will begin to imitate everything they say or do, in his own way, of course.
The baby learns to clap. Palms, palms ... babies will now be able to control their little hands. His coordination will be more developed and playing mimicry with him can be a lot of fun. Motor skills begin to awaken at this stage. The baby will learn to clap whenever he is happy or you ask for it.
The baby waves with his hands. He will make goodbye gestures with his little hands. He will say goodbye with his hands by lifting them or bringing them to his mouth to send you a kiss. The baby will learn everything much more quickly and perfectly. His balance will be more developed, so he may start to crawl or want to stand.
The baby expresses feelings. Your baby may begin to hug, pet, and kiss people he knows. He will use his pointer finger to say what he wants and will try to stand up, holding on to furniture. At this stage, the baby will begin to investigate in every corner of the house. You will be more curious about everything.
The baby shares objects or toys. Baby will hold an object or toy and want to share it with someone. You will also be preparing to walk. It's time to protect the corners of the tables or remove any objects that pose a risk to the little one. The baby will also be able to imitate animal sounds and will want to be with other babies.