14 Mar How to “Play” with an Infant, with Ayelet Marinovich
How do you play with a newborn? What are the options besides peek- a – boo? In this episode of “Yoga| Birth| Babies,” I speak with development pediatric speech-language pathologist and founder of Strength in Words, Ayelet Marinovich. We discuss ways you can “play” with a newborn and through this play support their development. Ayelet breaks down developmental milestones and how you can use those as a guide for “play.”
In this Episode:
- What “play” really look like with an infant.
- Ways a parent or caregiver can support a continually changing baby’s development.
- How to play with objects already around the house versus store bought toys.
- Creating fun and playful experiences for baby and toddler.
- Ayelet’s top three recommendations for providing play opportunities.
- Early communication milestones to keep in mind.
- The difference between speech, language and communication.
Ayelet is a pediatric speech-language pathologist, parent educator, singer and mother based in the San Francisco Bay Area. She is the creator of Strength In Words, whose mission is to promote caregiver / baby interaction and support parent education through music, play, sensory experiences, and language-rich environments. Her current passions include spending time with her family, and creating a community of support for families of young children with infants & toddlers of all developmental levels. You can learn more on www.strengthinwords.com
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