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You've Come a Long Way Baby! Educational Tools for Babies
Education for Babies
There have been so many advances over the last twenty years in technology, science and nature. Education has been one of the advancing front runners. Scientists have discovered that the earlier you begin to educate your baby - the smarter he/she will be. Not only has technology made adults much smarter - but now a baby has unlimited potential to learn.
Gone are the days of sticking little baby in the Johnny Jump Up and watching your soap. You don't want your baby to be the only child in class who has not yet mastered a second language! That would be remiss of you as a parent. Your child could lag far behind the others and this could lead to a wealth of problems such as low self esteem, loneliness and possibly depression.
Use It or Lose It Theory Explained
Use it or Lose it Theory....
The video clip explains the "Use it or Lose it Theory" beautifully. Advances in experimental psychology have taught us many important lessons. One theory that has been proven to be true in many cases is the "Use it or Lose it Theory" of cognitive development. It has been proven that there are certain windows for opportunities of growth and learning in the brain. If efforts are not made to learn during the stage when the window is open - that window shuts for life.
One particular research experiment that was done on lab rats proved that vision is highly involved in early learning. Mice were caged in houses that consisted of bars going in only one direction while others were placed in cages with bars that ran opposite. For instance - one cage was constructed using only horizontal bars while the other was constructed using only vertical bars. It was discovered that when they switched cages - the mice were blind to the bars that they were not exposed to. The mice did not develop the ability to "see" those bars and had apparently lost the opportunity to do so due to lack of visual exposure earlier on. It hindered their learning ability. These mice, when placed in the opposite type of cage kept running into the bars, apparently blind to them.
Music Lessons for Baby
Music encourages growth of babies through movement games. It is never too early to start musical lessons with baby. You can purchase head phones that rest on the pregnant mothers stomach with pre-recorded music or voices. You can now safely play music prior to birth. One could also record their own voice to play to baby. This could be very exciting for any parent who just can't wait until baby is born to start nagging.
For all of you music entusiasts out there - your baby can learn to play the Tuba in a Brass Band before it is potty trained.
Justin Bieber Speaking in Tongues (parody)
Bible Lessons for Baby
It is never to early to commence your child's religious education! Babies and children have a wide array of religious choices of online educational material. If your child does not firmly grasp what Original Sin means from the gate? Well how is it gonna clean up it's act? Don't drop the ball here folks - let your baby know it's a sinner and it has to repent!
In my research I formed an important hypothesis. I discovered a video of amazing twin babies. They appear to be having a conversation, and even more amazing they look as if they understand each other! This clip is 2 minutes long and these babies not only appear to be great conversationalists - but they are so polite! Each waiting for their turn and no interrupting.
This video clip rang bells in my head....something was nagging at me in the back of my mind...then it hit me! These babies sound just like Justin Bieber in his "Speaking in Tongues" song! Whoa...could all babies be born speaking in tongues? That is why we don't understand what the heck they are saying! I think more research is called for....this could be the door to understanding baby language!
Lesson Plans for Baby
There are multiple free websites for educational tools for babies. Lesson plans are provided for those parents who do not think they are smarter than a 0 year old. These plans are free and can be used for children that are 0 - 12 months. Take advantage of these if you feel that the old method of just paying attention to your babbling baby isn't working. Now it is possible to choose educational toys that teach baby quantum physics. Don't let your baby down - these skills will be employed for infinity.
Swimming Lessons for Babies
Swimming lessons for babies can begin as early as 6 months old. Your baby can begin entering triathlons by the time he grows out of the big wheel or swim the English Channel, Pre-K. It has been found that it is much easier to teach babies to swim as they have not yet developed a fear of water.
Foreign Language for Babies
It is becoming more and more important for babies to speak multiple languages. Due to the strides in the ability for one culture to come into contact with another - it is increasingly necessary that we teach our babies many languages - A.S.A.P. Due to the melting pot of cultures in America we are now exposed to many foreign language speakers.
Children are more commonly raised in bilingual families. It has been found that younger children learn additional languages with ease in comparison to later years. Also - another puzzle piece that fits into the "Use it or Lose it" theory. The younger your child is exposed - the easier it will be to incorporate it into their brains for the long term.
You DO NOT want anyone to have a baby smarter than yours - so make sure you teach your baby a few languages - it should understand what everyone in the class is saying about him/her no matter what language they speak.
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Proof that "you've come a long way baby," is true!
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Protecting Children in the Digital Age
In our haste to make our babies the smartest, brightest and most beautiful children in the world I wonder if the pressure to succeed is causing a break down in society. Are our children mere reflections of ourselves? Are we trying to not only keep up with "The Jones'.." but also force our children to shine brighter than "The Jones kids?"
Children are technologically more savvy than their parents. The internet has offered giant leaps in education but it has also been the gateway to voilence, abuse and crime. As many rewards as we have noticed - have we properly weighed the risks of raising kids that are intellectual giants?
According to the FBI - violent crimes committed by children rose last year by 2.5%. According to an article in The Telegraph in May, 2010, at least 150 crimes are committed by children each day.
Child Guard has developed a software program so that we can now know everything our kids are doing or saying on Facebook or text messaging. 90% of our children have admitted seeing pornography online. 57% of children today - admit reading their parents email!
It is imperative that we spend time teaching, singing and playing with our babies but the pressure to create baby Einsteins might be a little overwhelming for some children. If a kid has a special talent it should be recognized and encouraged but it should be fun for the child. As much as we would like to push our children to be the first, the best, the strongest and the wisest maybe we should reconsider the benefits of just letting a kid be a kid.
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