There are some fundamentals to remember when teaching babies, and many of these you already know in your heart being a parent.
However, you need to begin with this premise:
If intelligence is the ability to learn, then babies are born geniuses!
While a baby's brain can learn just about anything, parents have an important role to experience in determining simply how much - and how easily - their baby learns.
Here, we discuss the important thing issues to remember when teaching your child.
A unique window of opportunity: 5 months' gestation to 5 years of age
The younger the brain, the more malleable it is - this is exactly why young kids are just 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 feeling of hearing becomes fully developed. This means that learning begins before birth.
After birth, the baby's brain continues wiring itself in reaction towards the child's experiences around the globe. Learning is faster and more effortless than it will ever be again. Acquiring our native language from birth guarantees that we will master that language, it doesn't matter how linguistically gifted we grow to be as adults. It is all about harnessing the power of a baby's brain. Likewise, anyone can master the abilities of reading, math or music, so long as they begin learning at a young enough age.
Babies LOVE to learn!
A baby's brain is hardwired for learning, making babies the most avid students on the planet. What's more, babies and small children carry none of the 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 essential, but not to the point of forcing. Most importantly, your son or daughter should enjoy the learning process. Hold lessons only if he's receptive, and end them before he loses interest.
Play is ESSENTIAL
Babies and kids need time to explore the planet around them, get objects and examine them, and get to grips with the laws of nature. Your baby should spend the majority of her waking hours engaged in hands-on play.
Relax enjoy yourself
Avoid focusing on getting your child achieve specific knowledge goals. Treat lesson time instead being an chance of strengthening the parent-child bond. Teaching your child should not become a supply of stress for both of you. If you think this is happening, reevaluate your approach or tone down the lesson program as necessary.