Each night when I am feeding Immy before bed, I talk to her about all of the highlights from our day. She listens and grunts or laughs at appropriate intervals (not much more you can do with a boob in your mouth!) I imagine once she weans (if it ever happens) and as she begins to communicate more, that this will become a two-way conversation recapping things that we have enjoyed that day.
I know I read this tip in a parenting book but I am not sure which it was (I am thinking it was most likely The No Cry Sleep Solution for Toddlers). I don’t yet know if it will make any strikingly amazing intellectual difference to her future but I imagine that it is helping to develop Immy’s ability to recall information from her memory which is obviously a very important skill.
It is only a little thing and it only takes a minute or two. Why not try introducing it to your baby or toddler’s bedtime routine. It really could fit in anytime – during bath, whilst getting dressed for bed, or once in bed. It certainly is not going to hurt your child, and you never know, it could be doing them a great service!