Little Harper has seen the rain from the window before, but her father Don Swift thought she’d like to experience the summer rain firsthand. Harper has captured the hearts of many with the overjoyed expression on her face! When her father puts her down, she attempts to run off into the rain by herself.
Bright Hub Education reports positive sensory experiences like this one are fundamental to a child’s proper growth. According to the website, author Janet Doman thinks “it’s a parent’s job to essentially shape and define a toddler’s senses by helping them have formative experiences”. Bright Hub Education reports studies have shown children who had fewer of these moments and received less attention, grew up to have significantly smaller brains than those who’d been given more sensory experiences.
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