A child is born with five senses and right from birth, he/she can explore each of them. Right from the time when he comes out of his mother's womb, he recognizes the smell of his mother and could sense his touch. A new born kid takes time to explore the other things around him. After coming out of his mother's womb, everything seems new and different to him. However, with time he gradually starts getting familiar with these things. He explores this new world with his available sense and in this process gradually develops his own sensory.
Understanding Sensory in a newbie
At the time of birth, a kid can explore all the five senses- tasting,
hearing, seeing, touching and smelling, though these senses are not
fully developed. Just after birth he could see whatever is within eight
to ten inches from their eyes. He is also used to some familiar sounds
in his womb which he can recognize just after birth. A newbie also gets
soothed by hearing lullabies and white sounds. He recognizes few smells
and strives hard to recognize other. Though he can't express with words,
he tries hard to convey his emotions by movement and cries.
Gradual Sensory Development in a kid
Sights and sound
Right from the time of birth, a kid has good understanding and
recognization of sound. With time he starts interpreting words and
understands the meanings. It is very easy for a kid to understand the
tone of speech. The sight also develops with time; just after birth he
can see things in a range of eight to ten inches from their eyes. He
also easily recognizes black, white and red colors. With time his range
of vision and understanding of color also develops.
Touch and Texture
Small babies love to be touched. They love massage and sleeping in lap
just because personal touches make him/her feel secure. In order to
explore every thing around, they put it inside mouth to touch it through
their most sensitive organ- their tongue. A sense of good touch and bad
touch also starts developing in a kid after sometime.
It is first of all through smell that a kid recognizes his mother. With
time he starts recognizing the smell of other family members. He also
quickly recognizes the smell of the food or fruit, he loves to eat. With
time, he develops an understanding of all the smell around.
How to aid Sensory development in a kid?
Though sensory development is natural process in kids, you can
certainly make the entire procedure fast by helping him in coming out of
the complex hurdles in the way. But before that you yourself need to
understand few things. Here is the list.