Children begin to laugh at early age, expressing in this way the positive emotions. There is a set of opinions on at what age the child normal has to begin to laugh.
The majority of sources consider that children begin to laugh between the third and fifth month. Positive emotions cause this reaction, at the same time the child well realizes a source of these emotions. The child can be frightened first the laughter, but as soon as he understands that is a source of this strange sound, not to stop process any more. Every day he will laugh more and more and more surely.
Important since the earliest childhood to develop in the child sense of humour, since the simplest things.
The smiling kids
Newborns can smile since the birth, but scientists consider it reflex and unconscious reaction to satisfaction of the important needs for heat, caress and food. The similar smile is called a spontaneous, gastrichesky or endogenous smile. Such smile appears on a child's face during a sleepiness, it is often accompanied by the chaotic movement of eyeballs. The endogenous smile can be raised, having stroked the baby on cheeks or lips.
The first conscious expressions of positive emotions appear approximately on the second month of life. Usually they are caused by gentle touches, the cooing voice or caress. It is the conscious smile appearing on a child's face in response to manifestations of care and tenderness, causes a storm of emotions in parents. Such smile is called exogenous as its external cause.
At many parental forums it is possible to find information on children who are able to laugh since the birth. Most often in similar situations the parents just have wishful thinking.
When do children laugh?
Most often children begin to laugh loudly and laugh about four months. It is very important to support and develop the first attempts to have fun and laugh. Absolutely small kids simple games and entertainments amuse. It is possible to play hide-and-seek with them - closing the or children's eyes palms, telling "ku-ka", to shake them on a lap with amusing introductions like "Went-went to the forest behind nuts" or "On hummocks, on hummocks". It is necessary to interact actively with the child – various grimaces, a tickling, tossings cause positive reaction in most of children. Unknown, long words can make laugh absolutely small children. Their repetition by the small child in itself is rather amusing. By the way, children often begin to laugh after adults so it is very important to set a good example. Approximately from four months to one year children react laughter to external irritants. Closer by a year incorrectly put on or used things, for example the frying pan or a pan used instead of a cap begin to make laugh them. After a year children begin to enjoy also the actions. For example, they are amused by independently invented words or imitation relatives.