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3. Infant's Needs for Stimulation of the Senses in Relationship to Proper Growth and Development

a. Studies indicate that infant nerve pathways are immature and must be stimulated to function adequately.

b. Adequate stimulation is provided through the following means.

1) Soothing
2) Holding

3) Flocking

4) Changing position
5) Stroking the skin
6) Singing, playing music, and talking
7) Visual stimulation can be achieved by changing patterns of light and shade.
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