Stimulating Infant Brain Growth

By: Gracie Youngs

Keep it SImple

Examples/experiences that help build brain development

  • Singing/talking to the baby.
  • Changing the diaper.
  • Giving the baby a bath.

Match Experiences to the Child's Mental Abilities

Babies learn by physical experiences. For example...


  • A safe interactive toy.
  • Different noises.
  • Interesting textures, fuzzy blanket, rough toy ect.

Practice Makes Perfect

Repetition is key for brain development some examples include...

  • Reading a bed-time story every night.
  • Playing with toys at a certain time.
  • Clean up toys at the same time every day.

Actively Involve the Baby

Provide experiences in which the child takes part.

  • Sing a long songs
  • Going to interesting places.
  • Have the child help fold laundry(even if they are too young to really do it).

Provide Variety, but Avoid Overload

It is good to expose the baby to as many experiences as possible, but to much at one time can be overwhelming.

  • Bring the baby to a zoo, but don't go directly to a petting zoo after.
  • Take the baby to a kiddy pool, but don't take them to the big pool.
  • Basically expose the baby to a lot but not all at once.

Avoid Pushing the Child

Children learn better if they are interested in what they are doing. If they aren't then don't push it.

  • If the child is interested in a toy but not the other toy, don't force it to play with the toy.
  • If the baby likes a food but not the other don't force it to eat the food it doesn't like.
  • Pretty much don't push the baby to do what it does not want to.


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Cites

Works Cited

"10 Ways to Promote Your Child’s Cognitive Development." Friendship Circle Special Needs Blog. Web. 30 Nov. 2015.

"10 Ways to Promote Your Child’s Cognitive Development." Friendship Circle Special Needs Blog. Web. 30 Nov. 2015.