Stimulate Infant Brain Development

Danielle Donnell

Keep it Simple & Natural

Positive interaction and communication is what experts urge for a children's environment.

Examples are...

-cuddling

-talking

-singing

Match Experiences to Mental Abilities of Child

Physical experiences help babies learn , and it's important to have it at their level of experience.

For example...

6-12 months try playing peek a boo with baby, read picture books to baby, and letting baby imitate actions. It would not be effective to show flash cards to baby or try to have them read as that is way over their comprehension level.

Practice Makes Perfect

More repetition creates stronger connections between neurons. Create routines so baby knows what to expect such as... bedtimes story, brushing teeth before bed, and dinner time.

Actively Involve the Baby

Experiences are the best way for children of all ages to learn as they take part in them.

For example,

-taking walks with baby

-go shopping together

-see new things (zoo)

Variety, but not Overloading

Although experiences can benefit babies, an overload can overwhelm them.

-being cuddled or held by multiple people

-big events

-constantly being in public

Avoid Pushing Child

Don't push your child to pursue something if it's not what the child wants.

For example,

-being involved into too many extra curricular activities, making them do a sport they aren't interested in, and constantly pushing child to be better, over exceedingly.

Sources Used


"Are We Pushing Our Kids Too Hard?" Psychology Today. Web. 30 Nov. 2015.


"Infant Brain Stimulation: How Playing With Your Baby Makes Her Smart." Raise Smart Kid. 25 Aug. 2015. Web. 30 Nov. 2015.