Share your view with them. Take your baby for a stroll or go shopping with them. The idea is to change the scenery to help them see and experience new things. Even switching their chairs to the other side of the room helps them establish distance by challenging their memory of where things are placed in the house.
Tell Them What You See
Narrate what you see and keep muttering words to them to give your baby endless vocabulary-building opportunities. Your Baby Can Learn offers programs that enable multi-sensory teacher-child learning and builds language skills interactively, letting children identify words visually.
All you may get is a blank look or some goo gaa gaga, but always remember to give short pauses while talking to your baby especially where you would want them to reply back. Soon they’ll catch on to the rhythm of conversation and start filling in the blanks.
Listen to Music
Learn as many tunes as you can, or make up your own verses or play some classics. Play Bach, the Beatles, or even Britney Spears. Research suggests that learning the rhythms of music is linked to learning. Later on, introducing your child to a musical instrument will help develop his proportional thinking ability. Learning music nurtures his spatial and temporal reasoning and develops his numerical aptitude in later life.
Don’t Forget to Give It A Rest
Spend a few minutes each day just sitting on the floor with your baby, without doing anything. No music, no lights, or playful tricks. Let them explore and experiment, and see where they take you. You know what they say, experimentation leads to discovery.
Even though your baby may not understand, read books out loud and ask questions about the story. Point to pictures and familiarize him/her with books in general. The follow-up program of Your Baby Can Learn, this stage introduces phonics by highlighting parts of words within whole words. Ideal for children who can read at least 50 words, Your Child Can Read enables faster reading and quicker cognition and thinking.
Make Eye Contact
Take advantage of those brief moments when your newborn’s eyes are open and look right into them. Infants recognize faces early on and yours is the most important! Each time he stares at you, he’s building his memory.
Limit “Bucket” Time
Kids spend far too much time in “buckets,” and by buckets, we mean strollers, high chairs, car seats, and the like – anything that restricts your baby’s movement. Although safety should be your first priority, limiting time in these buckets would help your baby to respond freely to the stimuli around them.
Give Them Choices
Even a 3 to 5-month-old baby has and should have choices. Show them two books or two toys and watch which one they choose over the other. This means that they remember visuals and are using their memories to bring back what they liked most.
In the end, give them plenty of rest. Studies suggest that memory which is assigned to the meaning of words passes through the same stages during SLEEP.
Your Baby Can offers a range of unique mother toddler programs designed to establish literacy skills from the early age of about 3 months onwards. Our classes are kept small, between 5-8 children per class. All programs are developed by child psychologists and early childhood experts after several years of research.