Stimulate Infant Brain Development
By: Hannah Cline
Match the experiences with the child's mental abilities
Babies need physical experiences to learn, but this need to be at their level of learning for them to grasp whats going on.
- safe toys that let the baby play and learn
- letting the baby play on the floor
- or letting the baby (depending on the age) exercise their feet and have an adventure around the house
Actively involve the baby
Have things that the baby can do alongside you.
- play games
- and reading, just having your child point out pictures while you read is involving them.
Provide Variety, But avoid overloading
Exposing the baby to many different activities is a good thing, but you as the parent can go too far. Remember they don't have the mindset to hold that many things at once.
- Start exposing them one week at a time
- try like things at once, like catch and simple football
- know when your baby isn't interested in something
Avoid pushing the baby
Children like to learn when they are interested in the subject. Learn when your baby doesn't like something.
- arching their backs (when being held) when they're littler
- a grimacing face
"Your Baby's Physical Development: Month 4." Parents Magazine. Web. 30 Nov. 2015.