How Important Is ‘Baby Sensory Developmental Programme’ For Your Toddler?
- IWB Post
- September 5, 2015
‘Baby Sensory’ – a sensory developmental programme is catching up among new mothers these days.
The programme involves listening to musical patterns, massages, learning sign language and exposing babies to different colors and textures. These babies can be between the age group of 0-13 months.
Anju Cherian, director of AJ Plackal Eduventures Pvt Ltd, which owns the master franchise for Baby Sensory in India, said, “There is a certain logic behind each of the activities. For instance, it is proved that listening to musical patterns is an early exposure to mathematical patterns.Babies who start signing have a better aptitude for languages, according to research. A child develops the most in the first five years of its life, and parents can make all the difference. Bonding is important, and this is a parent-child programme.”
Are you wondering exactly what they do in ‘Baby Sensory’? Let us tell you about one of the activities. The mothers start massaging their babies, after which the instructor gives them flash cards with big, colourful pictures, which the mums display to their kids, mouthing words like “ball”, “sheep”and “house.”
In the past, few researches have declared that by the age of 3, a child’s brain grows dramatically by producing billions of cells and hundreds of trillions of connections, or synapses, between these cells. It is quite fast that brains of toddlers develop, and how parents can use that information to enhance their children’s early development.
A similar concept called ‘Magic Crate’ (a developmental activity kits for kids), believes in the same principle. Its founder, Viswanathan Ramakrishnan, once said, “In nuclear families, parents, especially first-time parents, are often clueless about how to provide adequate mental stimulation to their children. In the times of joint families, children were exposed to many kinds of activities that aided multisensorial growth. But these days, parents don’t know how to engage their infants meaningfully.”
Some of you might not agree with this practice because they require a lot of parent-involvement, which is kind of not possible nowadays. But a good parenting is what makes your child imaginative, creative, open minded and curious. And classes/kits like these can be really helpful! What do you think?