Now the senses are beginning to work together as a way to learn about the world. So be sure to provide plenty of sensory-stimulating experiences for your two-month-old. And enjoy beginning social skills … like that first real smile!
He may smile at people and coo when spoken to
She shows excitement by waving her arms and legs
He's able to learn that one event follows another
She will turn toward a sound at her side, but she can only locate sounds that are in front of her
He can start figuring out how to make things happen
Colors and high-contrast patterns are a great way to stimulate your baby's visual sense. Point out the colors and name the animals; even though your baby won't understand the meaning yet, she’ll learn that she can switch her focus, too.
Did you hear that? If a toy plays sounds, take advantage of this opportunity to stimulate your baby's sense of hearing. Take baby's hands in yours and gently clap them together to the music. Make expressive faces as you playfully sing along or imitate the sounds.
Ann, it’s great to read to your baby right from the start.
Almost every child’s toy collection will have a baby rattle in there somewhere.
The earliest conversations between you and your child involve the sense of touch. When you hold your little one in your arms, baby nestles against your skin, seeking the perfect fit in the curve of your arms.