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Birth to Six Months Print E-mail

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 mother_gooseDuring the first six months, infants...

Gain early eye control.
(Watch people and objects come & go)

Coo & vocalize spontaneously.
(Imitate your infant's cooing, feedback encourages vocalizations)

Like to be held, played with, tickled & jostled.
(This is a great time to begin singing songs with movement)

Show excitement through waving arms, kicking & wiggling.
(Pair words with your infant's excitement with exaggerated inflection)

Fear loud or unexpected noises.
(Show your infant the source of the sound and reassure her she is safe)

Web Resources for Additional Information

Zero to Three
Early On
Born Learning
Michigan's Great Start for Kids
National Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center
PBS Parents: The Child Development Tracker
Online Foster-Parent Training Guide: Development

Great Books for Sharing: Books for Babies mother_goose_2

ecrrlogo  5 Easy Steps for Sharing Books With Your Baby

 Reading Readiness with Infants infantbrochurepic


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