Development from 4 to 7 Months (Cantonese version with English subtitle only)

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Titleļ¼šHeading: Development from 4 to 7 Months

Scene: The father is playing and talking with his baby. The baby smiles at him and stretches out his hand to touch him. He also turns to his head towards the sound

made by his father.

Narrator: By the fourth month, both you and your baby will have adjusted to each other. Your baby will feel secure. During this period, he will learn to coordinate his movement, vision, sense of touch and hearing to adjust to his surroundings.

Scene: Two seven months old babies lying prone and support their bodies using their palms.

Narrator: By the end of the seventh month, when lying on his tummy, your baby can push his head and body up with their palms.

Scene: The baby sits on the floor with supports from his own hands.

Narrator: He can sit with the support of his hands,

Scene: The mother holds his baby up to stand on the sofa.

Narrator: and support his full weight of his body with his legs when being held upright.

Scene: The baby sits on the sofa and reaches out his hand to grasp a toy in front of him. He then picks up the toy and play with it. Another baby sits in his stoller playing with a toy. He explores the toy by passing it from one hand to another.

Narrator: He reaches out his hands to grasps toys, explores them with both hands, or passes them from one hand to the other.

Scene: The baby sits on his high chair, explores the toys in his hands carefully.

Another baby sits in his stroller and recognizes and looks at his mother and sister coming over to him from a distance.

Narrator: As for vision, your baby can fixate and follow small objects at near, and recognize familiar people readily at a distance.

Scene: The baby quickly turns his head to find his mother when he hears her calling his name from one side.

Narrator: As for hearing, he turns his head readily in response to a voice produced on either side.

Scene: The baby carefully examines and explores different parts of the toy in his hands.

Narrator: Considering his cognitive development, he continuously absorbs information from the surroundings and applies about it to his day-to-day activities.

Scene: The baby plays with a toy in his hand. He shakes it and hears some noise. He finds this interesting. He then repeats the same action repeated to make out more sounds.

Narrator: He also begins to grasp the concept of "cause and effect". For example, shaking a rattle can make it sound. Realising that he can cause these interesting reactions, he will continue to experiment with other ways to make things happen.

Scene: The baby sits in his stroller is playing with a toy in his hands. The toy suddenly drops to the floor. The baby quickly follows and looks where it has fallen, and tries to reach for it. Another baby is playing hide-and-seek with his mother. He pulls down the towel to find his mother hiding behind it.

Narrator: Before then, your baby assumed that the things that he couldn't see just didn't exist, and would not bother looking for them. But now, he begins to acquire the concept of "object permanence", realizing that things hidden do not vanish after all, he will try to look for them.

Scene: The mother plays with her baby in the sofa. The baby makes different sounds to express his feelings.

Narrator: Concerning his language development, he can distinguish your emotional tone of voice. He starts to make and imitate different sounds. However, the sounds produced in fact have no specific meanings.

Scene: The baby cries when she can't see her mother around. She calms down quickly once her mother comes and picks her up. Another baby stands in front of a mirror. He is interested in his own image in the mirror and touches it with his hands.

Narrator: As for social development, your baby will start to develop anxiety towards strangers, but he shows great interested in his own image in the mirror.