4 Playtime Tricks To Make Your Baby Smarter

October 30th, 2017

The first few years of a child’s life are also the formative years, as experts believe that they are the prime period for learning. Parents are all for raising smarter kidsand often pore over foods and programmes that may facilitate this. The secret, however, is that making a child smarter may actually begin with something seemingly insignificant and closer to home – playtime. Beyond learning techniques and new ways to get your little kiddo stimulated, it is really all about the little things you can do that help Baby kickstart his learning journey. We recommend these fun and science-backed pointers that will inspire both you and your child. For Your Eyes Only Establishing eye contact is one of the first few moments of bonding between parent and child. Take advantage of your newborn’s open eyes early on by looking him in the eyes. Infants recognise faces from a young age, and seeing your face all the time can help create a memory bank from facial mapping. Soon, your smart tot will remember the faces of more people you can imagine. Another activity to stimulate your baby’s vision is to have him stare at himself in front of the mirror. Watch him slowly realise that the “other baby” with the wriggly arms could actually be him. Chat Her Up Newborn language is a series of babbles and gurgles. But you can get them started with speech patterns by simply leaving short pauses when you “speak” with your baby, as you would in a normal, two-way dialogue. This allows your baby to eventually catch on with the rhythm of conversation and fill in the blanks. Be vocal about everything. Announce it when you’re about to turn off the light, for example; this helps to form cause in effect in your little one […]

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