Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Baby Development Outside!

Think about how calming it is for you when you take time to go outside and smell the fresh air, bask in the sunshine and listen to the birds singing.  It is the same for your baby but even better.  Your little one has probably never seen, heard or experienced bird songs, the smell of lilacs, the bursting bubbles, or the texture of a cottonwood pod.  By exposing him to these new experiences, you help him build neural pathways as he processes what is going on around him. A side benefit of taking your baby outside is that she will begin to associate being outdoors with happy fun times and will want to be outside more and more.  Outside.  Away from the tv and video and electronic gaming systems. We make sure our babies here at AoHV have a full hour everyday outside for this time to play, experiment, have fun, and enjoy the weather!!