Children are happiest and deeply absorbed while building something, dancing, singing, telling stories, exploring with colours or drawing etc. Therefore, most children engage in activities which are natural forms of art. Art is entwined in their play and as we know, Play is all important in healthy development of children.
To quote Jean Piaget, the developmental psychologist, “Play is the answer to the question, ‘How does anything new come about?” The things and events that intrigue babies are often unimaginable for our adult minds.
“Play” is very serious work for the baby. The period between 0-2 years lays the foundation of a child’s first attempts at interacting with the world around him/her. Play offers tremendous opportunities for brain development, motor skills development, social and emotional development.
This article is about trusting our newborns and respecting the capabilities they bring with them when they come into this world. It is noteworthy that one of the most important lessons in parenting is helping the infant develop a bond of trust with the mother/parents.