December 3, 2014
You have been asked to baby-sit a 10-month-old infant in your home. Based on the biosocial, cognitive, and psychosocial characteristics of infants at this age, what kinds of activities would you plan for the baby?
At 10 Months a baby is beginning to explore. They also begin to crawl. They lean up against anything sturdy to grab on to and stand up on their two feet and they feel so accomplished. A 10 month old is also babbling and what they say begins to sound more and more like actual words.
A 10 month old baby is interested in everything, their curiosity is high they want to touch everything and inspect it. They inspect it by putting in straight into their mouth. Although they are curious they also put little attention into an activity or object and quickly move on to the next activity or object. A baby also discovers their own two hands and are amused by them. An activity you could do with them relating to this could be as easy as teching them to clap their hands. Grab their hands and clap them together and do it yourself a few times until they begin to imitate you they will find it so much fun they will quickly learn to clap their hands and they will do it all the time. You can also grab two objects such as blocks and bang two together, the baby will do the same and grab the blocks and begin to bang them together.
At 10 months babies go through conflict known as trust and mistrust which is the first stage of psychosocial development. At this stage the infant learns who they can trust. They see who is around them constantly around them and who gives them attention and cling to those people and begin to recognize them. An activity that could be done with the baby dealing with this issue could be the “naming” or “calling” game. Have a person who is constantly around them call out the babies name to see if the baby reacts to them and goes over to them. Or also start naming the person to...
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