The emotional, social and physical development of young children has a direct effect on their overall development and on the adult they will become. That is why understanding the need to invest in very young children is so important, so as to maximize their future well-being.Babies begin to learn about the world around them from a very early age –
including during the prenatal, perinatal (immediately before and after birth) and postnatal period.
Children’s early experiences – the bonds they form with their parents and their first learning experiences – deeply affect their future physical, cognitive, emotional and social development.
Optimizing the early years of children’s lives is the best investment we can make as a society in ensuring their future success.
What can be done?
“As a society, we cannot afford to postpone investing in children until they become adults, nor can we wait until they reach school age – a time whenit may be too late to intervene. The best evidence supports the policy prescription: invest in the very young and improve basic learning and socialisation skills.”
Research on the biology of stress in early childhood shows how chronic stress caused by major adversity, such as extreme poverty, abuse or neglect, can weaken developing brain architecture and permanently set the body’s stress response system on high alert, thereby increasing the risk for a range of chronic diseases.
Development of a child is divided in 3 stages according to life-
1) From conception to birth.
2) From birth upto 3 years.
3) 3 years to 12 years.
Today I will give tips for early child development for intrauterine ( inside womb) baby.
1) Take good nutrition for healthy physical and mental growth of both mother and baby.
2) Exercise daily ( for good oxygen reach to all cells of body )
3) Do meditation ( for development of positive neurons )
4) Engage in some constructive activities ( reading, embroidery, kniting, sewing, learning).5) Practise chanting. ( for a peaceful mind)
6) Avoid lot of media exposure.
7) Avoid loud and abusive surroundings.
8)Stay calm and anxiety free ( seek help from child birth educators for your queries)
9) Listen goodmusic.
10) Talk to your baby. ( Garbh Samvaad)..
For further age groups, will be covering in subsequent articles.
U can also attend our Garbh Sanskar session to know more about ECD.
Contact on 9936162348 for details…
Dr Tanima Singhal.
Founder- Maa-Si Care Foundation.
Child birth educator | Lactation consultant | Garbh Sanskar Expert.