Baby’s are Never too Young to Learn: A Guest Post By James Goldsmith
It is no secret that children learn much easier than adults do. What you may not realise is that you can even teach a baby. Right from the moment they are born.
Not sure how you can teach your littlest child? Why not read through these basics rules and tips that cover how to teach your baby and what the benefits of this are?
Babies Are Geniuses
Intelligence comes in a variety of forms and if it was largely based on the ability that someone has to learn, then a baby should be seen as a genius! The brain of a baby is alert and ready to learn, taking in as much information from the world around it as possible. This means that we should see babies as geniuses, ready to absorb information from a range of sources.
It is our job as parents to ensure that they learn as much as they can, and develop their understanding of the world around them.
Early Learning Is Key
The most critical point of our lives for learning has to be from birth until the age of three, although the optimum time is up until 9 years old. This is because the brain develops incredibly quickly from birth.
At birth the brain weighs only 25% of its adult weight, by the age of 1 this has doubled, by 2 it has grown to 75% and by 3 it is already at the 90% weight. That is why taking a teaching approach from the earliest stages is really going to have a huge benefit for your baby.
What To Do?
Now you know more about why teaching your baby is important, it may be time to learn more about how you can go about sharing some knowledge with them. One thing that often surprises parents is the fact that teaching a baby can be simple. In fact, the key is to simply interact with them as much as possible.
There are a variety of ways that you can do this. The majority of which are easy to put in place, and can have a huge impact on your baby’s learning.
Auditory learning- singing and talking to your baby is the simplest way that you can teach them via auditory methods. If you don’t feel comfortable singing or run out of things to talk about to them, you could always play some music and read a book out loud.
Visual learning- use colours and images that will not only catch the eye, but also keep your baby stimulated too. You may be surprised to learn that black and white are the easiest for babies to notice, perhaps all thanks to the contrasting nature of the colours.
Tactile learning- cuddles are important for us all, not to mention your baby. Why not take tactile learning and stimulation one step further and use massage on your baby, as well as allowing them to explore different textures themselves. All to show them how the world around them actually feels?
Physical development- tummy time is important for all babies. This encourages them to lift up their head, strengthening their neck muscles, and also gets them ready to crawl too!
Playtime- you should never forget the power of play. Playtime is a key method for babies and children to learn through. This means that not only should your baby has some toys to play with, but also take the time out to play with your baby on a regular basis too!
James Goldsmith Bio:
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James graduated from The University of Sussex in 1996 and completed his P.G.C.E teaching qualification in 1997. Since then, James has worked as both a teacher, examiner and in management across a broad spectrum of the State and Independent Education sectors. He is committed to constantly upgrading his teaching skills and raising standards.https://uk.linkedin.com/in/james-goldsmith-684b1010b