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There are some fundamentals to remember when teaching babies, and most of these you already know in your heart as a parent.

But first, you need to begin with this premise:

If intelligence may be the capability to learn, then babies are born geniuses!

While a baby's brain has the potential to learn just about anything, parents come with an natural part to play in determining simply how much - and just how easily - their baby learns.

Here, we discuss the important thing issues to remember when teaching your child.

A unique strategic window: 5 months' gestation to 5 years old

The younger the brain, the greater malleable it's - that's 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. Which means that learning begins before birth.


After birth, the baby's brain continues wiring itself in reaction to the child's experiences around the globe. Learning is faster and much more effortless than it is ever going to be again. Acquiring our native language from birth guarantees that we'll master that language, it doesn't matter how linguistically gifted we turn out to be as adults. It is all about harnessing the power of a baby's brain. Likewise, anyone can master the skills of reading, math or music, so long as they begin learning at a young enough age.

Babies Like to learn!

A baby's brain is hardwired for learning, making babies the most avid students in the world. What's more, babies and young children carry no 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, although not to the point of forcing. Above all, your child should enjoy the learning process. Hold lessons only if he is receptive, and end them before he loses interest.

Play is important

Babies and kids need time to explore the world around them, get objects and look at them, and get to grips using the laws of nature. Your baby should spend nearly all her waking hours engaged in hands-on play.

Relax enjoy yourself

Avoid concentrating on having your child achieve specific knowledge goals. Treat lesson time instead as an chance of strengthening the parent-child bond. Teaching your baby should never be a source of stress for either one of you. If you feel this is happening, reevaluate your approach or tone down the lesson program as necessary.

Posted Feb 13, 2013 at 4:06pm