Learning Styles and Infancy (Birth to 12 months of age).
Quest 1. Communication: When my baby wishes to express himself……
He points to what he wants.
He babbled early and frequently.
He relies on full body responses.
He responds with gestures, not words
He said his first word before age one.
He is prone to tantrums.
He plays very quietly.
He follows directions easily.
He shakes his head to indicate “No”
He likes to observe events, rather than participate.
He tries to imitate words spoken by others.
He grabs impulsively at objects and toys.
He began babbling late in his first year.
He uses inflection when vocalising
He rarely babbles at all.
Quest 2. Favorite toys and Pastimes: When my baby plays……..
He likes dangling toys, color, and motion.
He likes rattles and noisemakers.
He likes being bounced and tickled.
He is visually alert.
He likes rhymes, songs, and finger plays.
He likes to be rocked, cuddled, and held.
He enjoys a Busy Box.
He seems to “eavesdrop” on conversations.
He often kicks at his crib mobile.
He looks at picture books.
He babbles to his toys.
He enjoys swing and bike rides.
Quest 3. Motor Skills: When my baby moves about.
He watches his hands while playing.
He sat up after seven months of age, and was more interested in babbling.
He sat without support before six months of age.
He reached for objects before five months of age.
He is consumed by talking, not walking.
He crawled before eight months, and walked before age one.
He often explores small objects with his hands.
He prefers riding toys that make noise.
He is in constant motion, rarely stopping to rest.
He likes to pick up and place small pieces in puzzles.
He uses toys mainly to create sounds.
He used riding toys before ten months of age.
Quest 4. Ways to soothe: When my baby is fussy………..
He is quieted by the sight of a familiar face.
He is quieted by the sound of a familiar voice.interested in babbling.
He is quieted by being picked up.
He is calmed by a favorite toy.
He is calmed by music.
He is calmed by being held and rocked.
He is easily distracted by a change of scenery.
He is easily distracted by a piano or a ringing telephone.
He is easily distracted by physical challenges such as stairs.
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