Stimulating Infant Brain Develop.
6 Tips for Parents - Lauren Fisher
#1 Keep It Simple and Natural:
All of your routine experiences help build brain stimulation. From everyday feeding and changing a diaper this help builds brain development. When parents take these everyday activities and add on talking, music, or singing this help builds brain growth as well. This is urged by experts to parents to give children positive and rich environment to grow in. Experts from parents.com suggest infants who listen to music or interact with musical instuments help build communication skills.
#2 Match Experiences to Childs Mental Abilities:
The babies need to have physical experiences to make connections to. They learn through their experiences from a young age. The experiences need to be age appropriate as well as the toys they play with. Playing peekaboo is a perfect example for a game to play with a young infant. It stimulates the child's ability to recognize objects. This is an easy game that is age appropriate for a child at a young age.
#3 Practice Makes Perfect
Repetition is key to the child's development. The more repetition, the stronger the connections between neurons become. The repetition can be built through routine in the child's life. With the routine the child knows what to expect what is next in the day. Bedtime stories or play time at a specific time can help build routine. Children are trying to figure out how the world works, when they are able to predict what is next this is a tremendous accomplishment.
#4 Actively Involve the Baby
Include the child in all aspects of your day. Any experience the child takes a part in helps provide experiences to remember. Children learn at any age learn best from doing the activity. Experts have said any attention you provide to your child helps them develop and grow.
#5 Provide Variety, but Avoid Overload
Parents can easily overwhelm their child with too many experiences at once. Variety is helpful for brain development and interaction. However, a child that is overwhelmed with objects has a hard time focusing in at one at a time. As many different experiences as possible is key for their learning, but be careful as to how many experiences you give the child at once. Let the child focus in on one experience at at time.
#6 Avoid Pushing the Child
Parents want nothing but the best for their child. Every parent wants their child to succeed as much as possible. However children learn best in whatever they want to do. Look for clues as to whatever activities the child shows specific interest in. If the child does not show interest try to not push it or overwhelm them.
"The ABC's of Baby Brain Development." Parents Magazine. Web. 30 Nov. 2015.