After the baby is born, exposing him to multiple sensory stimulations will enable his brain to get complete inspiration and lay the foundation for the development of the whole person.
Novice parents who want to take care of their babies calmly and build good learning, emotional and behavioral abilities in their children must go back to the source
First understand the operation and function of various sensory nerve pathways, and learn to use appropriate toys as a child’s development catalyst.
Toys can satisfy ordinary children's desire to observe, explore, experiment, and innovate constantly, and promote their development more smoothly.
Children with sensory integration disorders
Such as: premature infants, hyperactive children, autistic children, amblyopia children, and hearing impaired children.
Most of them have problems such as tactile dependence, tactile sluggishness, tactile defense, auditory perception disorder, visual perception disorder, inadequate vestibular adjustment function, difficulty in movement planning, etc.
If they can make good use of toy guidance, they can also achieve Improved efficacy.
In the following, according to the functions of various sensory systems
We will talk about what kind of toys can achieve the effect of promoting the development of sensory integration of infants and young children.
Parents may wish to use them as a reference for purchasing toys.
Monkey Balance promotes touch
The tactile center of the newborn's brain has not yet differentiated.
Although it cannot tell where the body is touched, it can feel embraced in general.
Parents are like children’s big dolls. If they can hug, touch, massage, and kiss the child frequently, they can provide the baby with a good tactile experience.
In fact, it is the "best toy" around the child
The baby takes the initiative to suck and lighten it. Biting fingers and toes, touching toys, and exploring the environment will promote the gradual maturity of the tactile cortex.
When the brain develops more mature, a clear map of various parts of the body can be drawn in the mind, and at the same time, the recognition ability of the fingertips becomes more sensitive.
It is recommended that parents at the age of 0 to 1 prepare toys or objects of different textures, such as tooth holders and small towels, for their children to play with them repeatedly to stimulate the development of the tactile system.
How does touch work?
The abundant tactile cells that coat the epidermis of the body are used to receive stimuli such as temperature, humidity, pressure, pain and object texture.
The task of identification is assigned to the tactile center of the parietal lobe of the brain.
Kinesthetic toys like monkey balance
Infants and young children are at the peak of motor development, so parents should provide children with toys and game equipment that can be operated and moved with their hands.
For example, provide toys such as balls, building blocks, clay, origami to improve coordination of fine motor movements.
The child’s legs should go through frequent climbing, standing, walking, running, jumping, stepping and other exercises to improve the skills of rough movements.
It is recommended that the baby is encouraged to do the above activities according to the age of the baby. After 2 to 3 years old, bicycle or Sports toys are also necessary.
How does kinesthesia work?
When the individual’s skeletal muscles contract or stretch, the joints bend or straighten, and the articular surface is enlarged or compressed
The individual can understand the static position or dynamics of the body and limbs through the kinesthetic nerve receptors around the tendons, ligaments and articular surfaces posture.