Hi Mommy louiss
Thank you for reading what I shared ha. Since sabi sa research eh wala naman palang mabuting makukuha ang baby natin sa TV, Video at iba pang visual electronic media...dapat lang siguro na alamin natin kung ano nga ba talaga ang makakatulong sa kanila.
(In fact, may research in the recent 5-10 years na nagsasabi na ang blue light mula sa screen ng TV ay nakakasama sa mga bata...yung flickering light mula sa isang cartoon ay nag-cause din noon ng tinatawag ngayon na Pokemon Seizure).
Ano nga ba ang tama sa age ng 8 month old? Sabi ni Eric Erickson, sa 8-18 months old daw ay Basic Trust vs. Mistrust Stage at nagiging aware na ang baby sa kaniyang environment. Ito na siguro ang pinaka-critical time para mag-bonding ang parents with the baby. Hangga't maaari sana, iwasan na hindi tayo nakikipag-interact kay baby. Hindi siya dapat iiwan na magisa lang at nanonood lang ng TV o Video.
Siguro ang mga toys ay dapat na mare-reinforce ang orientation ni baby sa family at environment niya. Siguro a family of dolls and simple blocks that could be used for building.
Suggested activities - tulungan si baby na gamitin ang mga senses niya, especially ang touch.
Let baby feel and touch different surfaces or textures, like the face, skin, hair of mommy or daddy. Let baby smell different kinds of fruits, like a banana or orange.
Play pleasant music. This creates the feeling of space. Classical music, specifically Mozart, has been said to provide the most brain activity (please check out Discovery Channel's documentary Smart Babies).
Child Development and Parentinghttp://www.joburbank.com/Child_Development_and_Parenting.htm
Social And Emotional Theories Of Development -
Psychosocial Theory – Erickson
Erickson believed that children must resolve specific emotional and
social conflicts at various stages of their development. The level of
success or failure that a child experiences at resolving these
conflicts will in turn affect the child's future level of social
adjustment. A brief listing of some of the early conflicts that
children face is listed below.
Basic Trust –vs- Mistrust – (8 to 18 mos)
Once the child becomes aware of himself in the environment he also
necessarily becomes aware of his own inherent vulnerability. As the
child gradually becomes familiar with the world he must develop a
basic sense of trust that his world is a safe place to be if he is
going to learn to explore and to adapt. To a great extent this sense
of trust can be fostered if the parents and the child's care takers
adequately attend to the child's burgeoning emotional and safety
needs. Children who are cared for, reassured and supported in a
responsive manner are thought to develop a secure basis for developing
a healthy self-image. These children come to believe that the world is
a safe place to be. Consequently they may be more likely to assume
that the people around them will be willing to meet with their needs
in the future.
Conversely, children who are neglected or who otherwise grow up in an
unstable or threatening environment are subjected to intolerable
levels of stress. As a result these children lack the basis for
developing a secure sense of themselves in the world. They may be less
likely to trust that the world is a safe place to be. Eventually they
may come to see their world and the people that inhabit it as unable
to or as unwilling to meet with their needs. To them the world can
appear to be a less than hopeful, if not a hostile place to be.
my baby Nathan is 8 months old and is fond of watching Pocoyo. i only let him watch if i have to do something around the house.
@Daddy Jojo, can you suggest any activities suited for my baby besides watching tv?