Infant Brain Development

Sahria Aden 2A

Keep it simple and natural

  • singing to the baby
  • cuddling
  • talking
  • tickling

Match experiences to the childs mental abilities

  • playing with toys that make sound
  • colorful toys
  • teething toys

( flashcard would not be an appropriate toy for a three-month-old )

Practice makes perfect

  • Nap time around the same time.
  • Bedtime stories
  • Eating time

( After repeating after so long the child will begin to learn that these actions are important)

Actively involve the baby

  • letting the child figure out their toys by themselves
  • eventually let them try to bottle feed themselves
  • showing them new things and letting them explore it.

( Children of all ages learn best by doing. )

Provide variety, but avoid overload

• Try waiting a week to introduce a child to a new toy
• Make sure the child gets used to the taste of a food before trying a lot more different food.
• Play soft upbeat music for the child.

Avoid pushing the child

• If the child does not like the music you are playing, try something else.
• Make sure the child has interest in a toy before buying by looking for clues.
• Try a different food if the food chosen is rejected.