Your Brilliant Baby in Week 21: Matching Sound with Movement
What your infant learns this week
Also realize that when you move toward your baby and then move away, he is paying attention. He’s learning how the sounds of your feet change given how close to or far from you he is. He also notices how other moving objects’ noises increase or decrease depending on their positioning to him. Reinforce these concepts by talking with your child about what he’s hearing: “The car is getting louder because it’s coming closer.” “Here comes daddy! Do you hear him coming?”
Learning these sound-movement patterns now will serve your child well as he strikes out into the world and learns how bicycles’, cars’, and trains’ respective noises become louder as they approach. In time he’ll learn to move his body accordingly for safety’s sake.
Your Week 21 Toolbox
Related skills and topics this week include …
- Week 9: Cooing and Parentese
- Week 51: Emerging First Words
- Quiz: Do You Know Your Baby’s Language Development Milestones?
- Next week, look forward to: Week 22: Knowing Which Objects Move Themselves
- Catch up on last week: Week 20: Understanding Trajectory
Curious about how else Baby might be developing right now? Learn more about her brilliant brain and her growing body here:
- What’s happening in Baby’s fifth month?
- Use our Development Tracker to check off your child’s 4-7 month milestones.
- Here’s what our pediatrician says you might be worried about this month.
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