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At PV NfL I let parents know that the most important skills they can help their child develop are the ability to deal with change. There are many everyday changes that children deal with such as adjusting to a new babysitter or school, a new teacher or even new friends. All change whether it’s a new sibling or a new school brings some kind of sadness and uncertainty as well as excitement. And as a parent you can help your child develop the skills to handle change by understanding your child’s needs and offering encouragement and support. The more a child can predict and participate in the schedule and activities of their day, the less likely it is that a challenging behavior will occur. Most importantly, taking the time and making the effort to teach them what to expect, when it will happen, and what happens before the transition occurs can be a rewarding experience.
I teach a Baby Sign Language class at PV NfL. I often have parents ask me if teaching their baby to sign will delay their language development. The answer is no. Research on baby sign language has found that teaching baby signs improved cognitive and emotional development. Far from slowing down speech, baby sign language actually increases the rate of verbal development and at the same time increases the parent/child bond.
Research has proven that physical touch, especially massage, is a powerful tool for anyone who cares for a baby. Not only is it a lovely way to be together, but it also strengthens a baby's immune system, stimulates growth hormones, and releases opiates that suffuse a child with good feelings. It also helps sick babies get well quicker and stressed babies calm down. At PV NfL, certified Infant Massage Teacher, Sheila Watson, will periodically conduct Infant Massage classes. Call and inquire about class schedules.
Aproveche el poder del tacto.
Investigaciones han demostrado que el contacto físico, especialmente el masaje es una poderosa herramienta para cualquier persona que cuida a un bebé. No solo es una hermosa manera de estar juntos, sino también fortalece el sístema inmunológico de un bebé, estimula las hormonas de crecimiento y opiáceos comunicados que infunda a un niño con buenos sentimientos. También ayuda a los bebés estresados a calmarse. En PVNfL periodicamente la maestra Sheila Watson conduce clases de Masaje Infantíl. Favor de llamar y preguntar por los horarios de las sesiones.