There are a few fundamentals to remember when teaching babies, and most of them you know in your heart being a parent.
But first, it's important to start from this premise:
If intelligence is the capability to learn, then babies are born geniuses!
While a baby's brain has the potential to learn almost anything, parents come with an important role to play in determining simply how much - and how easily - their baby learns.
Here, we discuss the key issues to remember when teaching your child.
A unique window of opportunity: 5 months' gestation to 5 years of age
Younger the brain, the greater malleable it's - that's why young children are like sponges. A baby's brain builds itself by forming connections in response to the stimulation it receives. The fetus begins answering sound during month five in the womb, when her sense of hearing becomes fully developed. This means that learning begins before birth.
After birth, the baby's brain continues wiring itself in response towards the child's experiences around the globe. Learning is quicker and much more effortless than it is ever going to be again. Acquiring our native language from birth guarantees that we'll master that language, it doesn't matter how linguistically gifted we grow to be as adults. It's all about harnessing the power of a baby's brain. Likewise, you can now master the abilities of reading, math or music, so long as they start learning in a young enough age.
Babies LOVE to learn!
A baby's mental abilities are hardwired for learning, making babies probably the most avid students on the planet. In addition, babies and young children carry no baggage that comes from being sent to school and being subjected to quizzes, tests and examinations. For babies, learning is pure enjoyment.
Teaching should never be forced
Regular practice is important, but not to begin forcing. Most importantly, your son or daughter should benefit from the learning process. Hold lessons only when he is receptive, and end them before he loses interest.
Play is ESSENTIAL
Babies and kids need time for you to explore the planet around them, pick up objects and look at them, and obtain to grips using the laws of nature. Your child should spend nearly all her waking hours involved in hands-on play.
Relax and have FUN
Avoid focusing on getting your child achieve specific knowledge goals. Treat lesson time instead being an opportunity for strengthening the parent-child bond. Teaching your child should never be a source of stress for both of you. If you feel this really is happening, reevaluate your approach or tone down the lesson program as necessary.