Stimulating Infant Development
Match experiences to the Childs Mental Abilities
Babies need physical experiences. Infants should play with toys, interacts with older babies, and practice colors or names.
Practice make Perfect
The more repetition, the stronger the connections between neurons become. Reading a book, using different actions, and repeating a daily routine are all examples of repetition that babies may need to grow and learn.
Source"Why Didn't Anyone Tell Me That?" Early Milestones. Web. <http://www.earlymilestones.com/ones-why-repetition.aspx>.
Actively involve the Baby
Children of all ages learn best by doing. Examples: Crawling, playing with toys, and interacting with other babies of same age.
Provide Variety, but Avoid Overload
Babies benefit from a variety of experiences, but too many can overwhelm them. Examples showing them how to share is a benefit, but making them multitask, or forcing them to learn can be overwhelming.