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Infant Cognitive Development and Perception Dr. Leilani Brown With information based on research by the UHM Center on the Family
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Infants and toddlers learn best when they are in secure, trusting relationships with caregivers. Continuity of care is important. Changing caregivers is stressful for infants and toddlers. Routines enhance the sense of security and trust. Consistent meal times, nap times, and play times are good for infants and toddlers.
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Supporting Early Learning Learning begins in the womb; early, high quality prenatal care is essential. Development after birth is fostered by consistent care and love. Provide a language rich environment to stimulate early literacy. Provide a safe and stimulating environment. Provide positive guidance and boundaries. Provide play opportunities that satisfy curiosity . Talk about what is happening!
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Sensory Learning Infants and toddlers learn through their senses. They love a “hands on” approach that allows them to explore and follow their own interests spontaneously. Their natural curiosity leads them to explore with all of their senses, including putting everything in their mouth!
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Imitation and Observation Infants and toddlers are good observers and imitators. Newborns even mimic facial expressions. As they grow and develop, infants and toddlers imitate more complex routines.
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The Role of Play in Learning Play: Spontaneous activities that are intrinsically motivated. Sensorimotor play dominates the first year of life.
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