and see Child Sensory Development Charts here. It is an academic paper once again supporting the
research-proven fact that children who are sensory deprived,
especially for the first three years of their life, where there
is no maternal care--hugging, swinging, singing to,
cuddling--affects the growth of the child’s brain. See charts from the website below. The title is
brain development following global neglect
in early childhood” and the authors are Bruce
D. Perry, M.D., Ph.D. Ronnie Pollard, M.D.
addition to the fact sensory stimulation is necessary for brain
growth, there are also charts or lists that generally show what
milestones children should reach at a certain age. For example, at two months, a baby should be able to lift up
his head on his own. Read
more about it below.
about Motor Development in Infancy and Early Childhood” here:
below shows how experts in the field all agree that the first
three years of a child’s life are very critical for growth.
in the fields of brain development, psychology, and education
are all coming to the same conclusion: what happens in the
first 3 years of a child's life are far more critical than we
had realized. Children who don't receive sufficient
nurturing, nutrition, and opportunity for movement and
intellectual stimulation simply do not develop to the same
fullness of potential as those children who do.
children who are over-stimulated -- rushed from one activity to
another, or pushed to "perform" to satisfy the
self-esteem of adults are also inhibited from reaching their
full potential, because they are robbed of the experience of
"self-directed" exploration and the opportunity to
develop a deeper awareness of their own feelings and
restful sleep in this incredible floating bed!
Sensory Site Map