Painting is an amazing activity for babies! It is a great way for them to explore Color, shapes, texture, patterns; Sensorial play; Hand-eye coordination; Motor skills; Spatial skills; Creativity; Focus and Fun. Obviously I couldn't wait for baby V to show some readiness towards enjoying painting activities. At about 7-8 months, she finally showed interest in the same and we jumped into mess free painting. Read on for some cool mess-free painting tips for infants.
Let us take language. So in the first stage, the baby is only hearing and assimilating, and can respond with basic sounds - grunts, cries and coos. Slowly, the baby can differentiate sounds. That is when we introduce the phonetic alphabet. Then the baby learns to join these sounds to create complex sounds and associate it to a meaning(words). Then, the child learns to string words together to form meaningful sentences. And finally, the child learns to also put the language learnt in written form. When I received the package from Skola I was beyond excited because I wanted to see first hand what the hoopla was all about.