A few easy baby activities
When it comes to early learning for babies you need to have a carefully designed program in place if you want to be able to teach babies to read at a young age. Given below are a few activities which can help you put your baby on the road to acquire this essential skill in no time?
- Multi-sensory learning: If your baby is interested in any topic, try to help them learn about it with a number of sensory systems instead of just one. If your baby wants to learn about flowers, allow them to touch, smell, see and even hear the flower while it brushes against their face. This makes learning so much more interesting and far more effective, too.
- Responding: One important skill for parents to develop is responding to their baby’s interests. This is going to make it easier for the baby to understand the world. If they look at their toes, tell them what it is they are looking at. This will ensure they have visual, auditory as well as haptic information from this single act. This’ll help them get a pretty good idea of what toes are. This may also go a long way in increasing their IQ in the future.
- Categorize: A fundamental building block as far as intelligence is concerned as being able to categorize. You may choose to stimulate your baby’s by simply grouping objects or animals which are similar. For example, you can group their clothes or toys by size, shape, color, function or material. Then try to teach them the differences between each category. They are going to enjoy this activity since they’ll be able to see, hear, touch and smell the clothes which you are talking about.
- Spatial reasoning: Studies have shown that babies that can self-locomote with a walker have improved spatial abilities. The improvement may be because of their heightened attention to objects while self locomoting instead of being carried around. Pediatricians recommend parents don’t let their babies use walkers for safety but in safe conditions it certainly can help improve spatial abilities. Playing with maps and mazes can help with this, too.
- Classical music: Playing classical music for your baby regularly can help them outperform against those who haven’t heard such music in their infancy.
- Second language: It’s easier for babies to learn multiple languages than adults. Studies show that babies who learn more than one language have two different areas in their brain as far as language processing is concerned. One is for their native language and the other is for the second language they learnt.
- Sounds: If parents respond excitedly to certain sounds and repeat them to the baby, the baby will form a connection with the sound. But, if infants make new sounds and the parents do not respond, the baby might not repeat it in the future. They will automatically feel more attached with parents who respond to the sounds they make.
- Learning videos: Making learning videos for infants is a great way to help babies learn, too. It will keep them attentive and if you can include your family in the video, it will allow them to look at you when you are away as well. You could consider including their name as well as the words daddy or mommy in the video.
- Games: And lastly, games. Matching games certainly are fun. Show your infant something, then show them a number of different objects and ask them to match it with the first. Talk to them continuously during the game and describe how each object is different or the same. These games will help them learn about the properties of various objects like shape, function, material, color, etc.