Turn it into a game
To allow your child to get used to being touched and moved you can turn the activity into a game. It is also important to have fun together with your child.
The activities and games described further on are suggestions to touch and move your child and play with him in a joyful way. While playing the games all kinds of variations will turn up. Use these variations. While playing you will find out what your child likes and which stimuli he is able to use.
Children can often play the same game over and over again and enjoy the same game for a long time. If you watch closely you will often see that the game gradually changes and is slightly different every time you play it.
Els Rengenhart © 2009