It’s a well-known fact that reading aloud to children is good for them as it fosters early literacy skills and helps with cognitive development.
As chiropractors, we can inspire parents to actively slow down the manic speed of everyday life and encourage them to enjoy outdoor play with kids.
There is nothing wrong with ‘Busy’ as such. It just means we have full lives; that we choose to participate and go all in. However, it seems that lately being insanely busy has become almost a prerequisite to fit in to our Western lifestyle.
It is getting to that time of year when the primary schools here in NSW invite their prospective Kindergarten students for special visits to ‘Big School’.
I am sure you are aware of the information overload we suffer in the Western World. We know that to get our message across to people we need to be succinct and to the point. However, it is my experience that we as chiropractors tend to forget this very important knowledge when we get into our practices.
There is no denying tummy time is important. Our challenge as chiropractors is to empower parents to embrace this essential neurodevelopmental activity from the moment their little one is born and stick with it!
‘What can we do to help at home?’ is a common question I hear in the practice. And to many parents’ surprise, when it comes to babies it is really simple: Focus on tummy time!