1st : Exercises for Increasing the Activities of Children with Mental Retardation
Due to weakness of nervous system, muscles and blood circulation system of children with mental retardation. So, they need special exercises for development.
a) Up and downs the the hand and legs of such children. Continuously doing such exercise will be useful to activate their muscles.
b) Rotate the body from one side to another side.
c) Catch the feet of such children and try to operate it like operating cycle.
d) Capture the hands of such children and help to clapping with their hands.
f) See such child from 15 inch distance and then join you nose with child's nose. Do this exercise daily. It will increase concentration of such children.
g) Motivate child to climb.
h) Motivate child to stand. For this, give chair or table for his or her help.
i) Do some exercise for creating co-ordination between hand and eye.
2nd : Development the Language of Children with Mental Retardation
Children with mental retardation's speed to learn language is very low. Parent should make the time table for special stress to develop their language. Make interesting situation for speaking your child. Never ignore, if your child wants to tell something. Try to understand and respond promptly. Increase the dictionary of your child by joining one - one word with different places and different things. Children learn bad words more fastly. Try to tell good words same way and pressure on such words during speaking.
a) If such child does any mistake during speaking, never laugh on such mistake and never repeat such mistake. Speak correct words.
b) Never stop or comment on his speaking.
3th : Tips Face the Problems
Parenting children with mental retardation may be challenge for you. When, you face the problem in your activity, please follow following tips:
a) For parenting children with mental retardation, you should have tolerance power.
b) Give prize or reward, if such child behaves good.
c) Never debate such child.
d) Give opportunity to such child for solving the problem.