Learn How to Stimulate your baby's Intelligence
Surveys in recent years have revealed that babies, these little beings who judge so naive and incapable, are practically learning machines. Their mind is extremely sophisticated and absorbing knowledge begins in the first days after birth. Before that, during pregnancy, their organs are being formed so that they are able to learn , learn and learn in an incredible speed.
And parents have a fundamental role in the quality and acceleration of content that their babies are absorbing. Here's what to you can do to stimulate your baby's intelligence.
1. Open windows.
The greatest changes in a human brain occur in the first six years and are crucial for life. At this early time, scientists say "windows of opportunity" are open, as it is called this special time for learning many skills . Provide maximum stimulation is essential for the child to learn more about the world. However, a very common misconception among parents is to think that learning new things, such as letters, colors or numbers too early is better. No, no! Everything has its own time and overload the child with elements that she is not yet able to absorb, just hurt. As in nature, the small inhabitant of this world has its phases and the right time to flourish.
2. Experience is the best learning.
Stimulate intelligence in child does not mean hammering the little head of the child to do mathematics. From birth to seven years, their thoughts is not concrete, then there is no point wanting to be logical. Learning is done playing. At that stage, live is undoubtedly the best learning. So, what parents can do more effectively is to show the world their children and let them be kids, exploring, playing, experimenting, running, jumping, screaming, and messing up suffering minor injuries. That's how the synapses (the connections between neurons in the brain) are being made in the little head in training. Remember that the nervous system is still in the finishing process, so let the child free, living simply, is the best for their intelligence.
It's proven: that small ones learn best when they are in contact with other people. Classic studies have shown for years that rats live in groups develop better compared to those living alone. Children work the same way. The interpersonal contact, either with adults or other children, causes them to socialize and learn to behave in the world, through repetition and imitation. Therefore be present as much time with your child and share with him some activities is essential for him to learn more. Let him interact with children of the same age also accelerates the various senses, such as speech and locomotion.
4. Pregnancy: forming an individual.
There is a new person being formed within you and he has eyes and ears in development. Although you have never seen his face, it exists and you can - and should - talk to him, since from the fifth month the baby already has the ability to hear sounds from outside the womb. Wrap the baby in warmth, talking to him, directing attention, stroking her belly and showing that he is a loved one, desired and expected, the connections form a bond between the child and parents. This will ensure notion of security to be in formation and, consequently, a better development of organs, limbs and nervous system. So do not feel ridiculous talking to the belly. Is your son hears you in there!
5. Childbirth: a transition between two worlds.
The delivery is crucial to the future of a human being. It is the birth that many brain connections are made, classifying the emotional, physical and intellectual behaviour of the child. It is highly recommended that birth is when the baby is ready for it and when he gives the signal, avoiding scheduling an early birth. If this is not the time, most likely some organs and senses are not fully formed and this may cause problems or imperfect functioning of everything. Another important point is to consider the minimal intervention. Ideally, natural childbirth, in which mother and baby struggle physically for it to come into the world. If you can not, that cesarean has minimal unnecessary medical interventions and that there is what is called humanization of childbirth, as the parent or relative providing support to the mother and she take her baby in her arms as soon as he was born, to make you feel protected and loved.
6. 0-3 months
It is customary to say that the first quarter of the baby outside the womb is like the fourth trimester, since he's still learning to relate to extra-uterine world and therefore has a great need to feel comfortable and cherished. The best thing to do for your child at this time is be very close to him, breastfeed on demand, give lap whenever you can, keep it close to your body, using a baby carrier like a sling, for example, talk to him to feel safe, since your voice is the more he knows, and leave it up close to his face, because during this stage it still can not see anything with the focus more than 30 inches away. Provide comfort to the child that she will give in the future, able to develop their emotional ability to form healthy and full.
7. 3 to 6 months
Gradually the baby begins to understand that he and his mother are different people. Until around 3 months, he thinks it's an extension of her body, so it feels so distressed when apart. At that stage, he starts to realize the space around them, so games like "peek-a-boo" are very healthy. This type of activity, and strengthen the muscles of the baby's eyes, following the objects, causes brain connections are quickly connected, including helping in the emotional aspect: the child is upset because the toy is gone, but following is glad he showed up. Simple acts that stage greatly help both the physical and emotional aspect of their child.
8. 6 to 9 months
From the sixth month the baby shows firmness to sit longer and parents can encourage him to crawl, always respecting your speed, of course, since each time your child has cerebral and physical maturation. Let him face down on the floor on a soft mat or a duvet, will cause it to start to drag, and then crawl. Having a space and freedom to move is very important at this time, because that is where he experiences and notice the movements of his body. If you always get him stuck in the cart, the walker or chair, he can not discover new possibilities and muscles of locomotion. This is also the tactile stage of the child. Give her objects of different textures and densities, as a plain rattle, a soft teether, a rough ball. This will stimulate the part of the sense of touch in the child's brain and prepare for the next phase, which will begin to prepare for learning to ride.
9. 9 to 12 months
This is the key stage of talking . Your little one begins to use language to name objects and whatever he want. And does using hands also shows a toy, holding it, for example, or babbles and speaks his name. It's fine motor skills being developed. At this stage, as his mom or dad you can say several times the name of things, pronounce different words showing the objects, begin to demonstrate quantities,, illustrating with a full glass and the other is empty. The more vocabulary a child has contact, the more it will expand its linguistic universe. Songs, conversations, stories are very important at this time. Make it a habit communicating with your baby! Gradually, he becomes a little parrot, repeating everything you say.
10. 12 to 15 months
Every mother dreams of seeing his baby walking on the little party of his 1st birthday. Normally, it is around this age that he can get around on foot and alone. But this can vary: children who have to walk nine months already and others begin to do this for about 1 year and 3 months. All right, all are within normal development. To stimulate locomotion, parents should let the child free to experiment. Safely, of course, release your child into a space where he can walk, fall, rise, roll. And do not interfere with each little stumble. Just watch from a far, and let him recognize his movements in space, thereby boosting their brain connections. And if he fall and hurt, console him, giving a hug and a kiss and saying "Mommy's here, it's okay", that will make him feel encouraged to continue their findings.
11. 15 to 18 months
The explosion of language! During this stage, babies begin to more clearly pronounce the first words. At this time, parents should encourage them to use oral language, repeating words and associating them with objects. For example: show cup and repeat "cup". Naturally, he will repeat, because this phase is very learned by repetition, it is one of the easiest ways to record something in the brain and it's proven: Mother voice is balm to the ear of the child. It is important for the mother talking to the child, speak slowly, using facial expression, always looking in his eyes. At this age the baby may not yet understand the meaning of everything, but talking will cause the brain to become more prepared to gradually go better understand their ability to express themselves.
12. 18 to 21 months
How language is being formed extensively,put music to hear the baby is a great ally for the proper development of his intellect. Music has the ability to arouse emotions and it is extremely stimulating to the brain. And it all: happy music to play, to dance, relaxing music for bath time, lullaby before bed. But of course, like everything in life: there is no point press play and get away. A best learning happens when the time is shared, so interact with your baby whenever you can. Enjoy the little moments with him and turn them into opportunities for maintaining bond and love.
13. 21 to 24 months
World, here we come! When complete two years is that the child begins to have their own wills and will perceive themselves as individuals in the world. This phase can be a bit tricky, so called by experts "Terrible Two", which translated would be the "Terrible Two", referring to age. That baby so calm, placid and fluffy, suddenly starts to tantrum, crying and screaming. Calm! Everything is under control. To circumvent the negative aspects that can come with this time of life and to further enhance the intelligence of your child, show him the world and leave him free to experiment. Go with him in the yard, let him see the sea, the river or even the pool. Let him to come near in animals to hear different sounds. Show the sun and the shades of evening for it will expand their notions of color. Through experimentation presented to the world to your son and the more comprehensive are these situations, the greater the repertoire of him in the future.