Children are a blessing from God and everybody desires to have one. The best thing parents can offer their children is the best life and this begins by providing them with brain development. Here are some of the ways you can boost your baby's brain;
Once children are born, it is mandatory that they get breastfed for six months before weaning them. This is because the first milk contains colostrum which is good for brain development and boosts immunity.
2.Maintain eye contact
Eye contact is one of the ways mothers can communicate with their children. Look at your child in the eyes when breastfeeding, playing with and when talking to him/her.
Children love and enjoy songs very much. Once they master the song they can never forget it even up to old age. Am sure you also remember the song you were taught when you were a baby. Create songs for your children and sing with them always.
4.Talk to him/her
Your baby can be so small to talk but all you need to do is to always speak with him/her always. The child may not be able to understand what you are talking but be sure he/she is listening to you.
5.Let them be messy
Every child must be messy when playing or eating. You can not expect them to be clean always and behave like a mature person. Being messy while playing or eating is one way to make their brain active.
6. Play games that involve hands.
Activities like patty-cake, peekaboo, this little piggy, or even puppets engage your baby and capture her attention. Using your hands shows young children how we physically interact with our world — plus, hands-on activities are simply more fun for both of you!
7. Be attentive. When your young child points, be sure to follow with your gaze and remark on items or events of interest to her. This "joint attention" confirms how important her interests and observations are to you.
8. Foster an early passion for books. Choose books with large and colorful pictures, and share your baby's delight in pointing at certain images or even making noises that correspond with the book — like glub glub when you see a fish. Modulate the tone of your voice, simplify or elaborate on story lines, and encourage toddlers to talk about books
9. Choose toys that allow babies to explore and interact. Toys such as a windup jack-in-the-box or stackable blocks help your baby learn cause-and-effect relationships and "if-then" reasoning. For instance, if a child stacks too many blocks without straightening them, they fall down. If he successfully stacks blocks on top of each other, he "wires in" that information.
10. Taking a walk
There are so many things for your baby to see when you’re out for a walk, says Shaw. Point to things like the sky, trees and birds and name them, and boost baby brain development by using words to describe the rhythm of different terrain you’re going over: “This sidewalk is bumpy” and “The road is smooth. If your stroller can adjust so your baby is facing you, she’ll be able to watch your mouth while you’re forming words, which helps her learn to talk.
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