Stimulation of Children's Brains

By: Ian Einerson

Keep it Simple and Natural

Everyday experiences can help the baby build pathways between neurons when they are combined with cuddling, talking, or singing to the child. Giving the baby an environment rich with positive interaction helps the baby tremendously. 3 examples are singing to the baby when changing it's diaper, cuddling the baby when having a conversation, or simply talking to the baby before you lay it down for bed.

Match Experiences to the Child's Mental Abilities

Physical experiences are a huge component of a child's development. Being able to provide the baby with physical interactions is part of being a good parent. At three months old a simple interactive toy is appropriate for the child, unlike something like playing PS4. Three examples this would be, allowing child to play with building blocks, not letting them play with technology, and letting them play with a ball.

Avoid Pushing the Child

Children learn better if they are interested in what they are doing. Don't force your baby to do activities if they do not enjoy it. Look for clues as to whether or not it peaks the child's interest. Three examples are letting the child choose an activity, stopping an activity if it upsets the child, and choosing activities based on previous likings of the child.