Observing infant behaviour and reactions builds attachment bond relationship between parents and baby and helps the baby achieve its milestones in a self- paced  harmony pattern. Observing and reflecting on each moment means being present with children and attentive as they interact with others and the environment. This mindful presence is different from participating in children’s play or directing their play. Whether for one minute or 15, an attentive, mindful presence means watching and waiting to see what happens, moment by moment, as infants and toddlers play. By watching, wondering, and reflecting, parents gain an increasingly complete picture of the child’s exploration and discovery. When observing a child mindfully, a parent will discover small scientists at work—gathering information, comparing, making assumptions, evaluating assumptions through their actions, experimenting, and, over time, building mastery of a wide range of concepts and skills.

 

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