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Infant Stimulation Programs

Infant stimulation refers to activities that arouse an infant’s senses and helps the infant to learn and develop. Everyday play and communication activities encourage an infant to respond to stimuli and explore his or her world. An important component of the process of infant stimulation is the involvement of the parent or caregiver. Parents can provide playthings that an infant might enjoy manipulating, and by playing with the infant, they support learning and development. In this way an infant will learn about sizes, shapes, textures, sounds, and colors as well as begin to solve problems (e.g., an infant will learn that shaking a rattle will elicit a noise). Similarly, when talking with their infant or responding to their infant’s efforts of communication, parents are engaging ...

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