Stimulate Infant Brain Development
By: Jack Hubbard
Keep it simple and natural.
- Change diapers
- Give baths as often as possible
Match experiences to the child's mental ability.
- Physical experiences are needed to learn
- Provide experiences at their level of understanding
- Use safe, interactive toys
- Make sure there is enough contrast of stimulation
Practice makes prefect.
- Repetition is key
- Establish routines
- Read bedtime stories even when the baby can't read
- Be consistent with routines
Actively involve the baby.
- Provide experiences in which the child can participate
- Children learn best by doing
- Simple, yet fun or active activities keep the children learning and entertained
- Things like rolling a ball outside or building something with your child are inexpensive and effective
Provide variety, but avoid overload.
- Expose baby to many different experiences
- Don't provide experiences to frequently because it will overwhelm them
- A variety of experiences will benefit the child
- Don't produce experiences that aren't fit for your chill
Avoid pushing the child.
- Look for clues of interest in activities
- If there is no interest, don't pursue it
- Be patient when trying to figure out your child's, interests, and activities