Be place on the floor with safe toys and areas with

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be place on the floor with safe toys and areas with stable tables to encourage walking and standing un aided. For infants whom do not yet hold up their heads interactive play like peek a boo or different toys that can be grasped. The American Academy of Pediatrics suggests that beginning on the first day home from the hospital that infants should begin experiencing tummy time. This action Helps prepare babies for lifting the head, sliding around on the stomach and eventually crawling. (American Academy of Pediatrics 2016) As child care advocates we should continue to promote the same activities infants would have if at home. Toddler (1-3 years) “Music Time” music time will consist of age appropriate songs played for 30-60 minutes while promoting our mobile toddlers to dance and sing. Encouraging additional types of movement beyond just running and jumping can also help develop children’s cognitive abilities as well. In a 2005 study of Illinois children, researchers found that aerobic fitness, usually a result of being more physically active, was positively associated with cognitive function. (Hillman, Castelli, Buck 2005) In
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FIRST PROPOSAL 3 addition to this enhancing cognitive function it would also lay the foundations for furthering coordination and balance. By using the same sequence of songs repetitively we can also encourage their budding language skills, and alternatively the music chosen can help them identify other objects( I.E “Wheels on the Buss”, “ Marry Had a Little Lamb”)
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  • Fall '10
  • AndrewFletcher
  • American Academy of Pediatrics, Community Child Development Centers

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