Developing your baby's brain power is not as complicated as you might think, and you have to remember two key points.
* The law of neurodevelopment in the brain: "If you don't use it, you lose it."
* Unstimulated neural keys will slowly fade; they will be gone by the time your child is in school.
How to develop your baby's brain? Here, experts offer you some simple and easy ways -
Talk to your baby more often
Babies' brains are softer and more fragile than adults, and surprisingly, they have twice as many neural keys. When a mother expresses her love and care to her baby with rich language, it gives the nerve bonds in her baby's brain more opportunities for stimulation and connection, and so her baby's language skills, logic, and planning skills are strengthened.
Talk to your baby and answer your baby's cooing with a pleasant voice. Speak slowly to your baby in a clear voice, for example, "Good-beautiful-baby-baby!" The areas of your baby's brain that understand words and produce language need input from a variety of rich and interesting information.
Touch your baby more often
A sense of security. Loving touch also accelerates your baby's growth. Studies have found that when a preemie is given a full-body massage three times a day, she can be discharged from the hospital sooner than a preemie who is not massaged.
In addition to bathing and feeding, diaper changing time is a great opportunity for you and your baby to connect emotionally and touch. Your baby likes to have his little belly, bottom, and head stroked by his mother. When changing diapers, your face is exactly between an ideal foot and a foot and a half from your baby's eyes, and it is at this distance that your baby will be most aware of what you are saying.
Respond to your baby's calls more often
If your baby is crying, you should respond promptly. Comfort, cook, and embrace her to reassure her so that you are building positive brain circuits at the edge of your baby's brain, which is still needed for your baby's emotions. A mother's gentle hugs and frequent intimate contact with her baby give her brain emotional security.
Responding to your baby with your attentiveness and focus promptly builds a trusting relationship with your baby. Babies who build emotional attachments with their mothers and feel safe from them will have more courage to explore their surroundings.
Let your baby move his hands and eyes more often
Play more hand games with your baby, such as "hide and seek" with your hand over your eyes. The game is simple, and the gestures are even simpler, but the baby is very interested.
In addition, usually pay attention to the baby's every move. When your baby's fingers are pointing toward something and her eyes are looking at it, you should follow her fingers and gaze and talk about the things she is interested in, such as "birds are flying" and "nice smelling flowers." Your involvement and attention to letting your baby know that her interests and observations are important to her mother will greatly encourage your baby.
Establish a safe environment that encourages your baby to crawl more. Crawling is important for your baby's learning of spatial concepts. A baby who crawls around will slowly understand such spatial concepts as being underneath, above, near, and far. Crawling and moving her body will start to create a "spatial map" in her head and give her a friendly relationship with her environment.
Build more blocks
Choose toys that are appropriate for your baby's brain development so that she can fully explore and engage with the interesting world around her. Building blocks help babies learn cause and effect and "if-then" reasoning. If your baby puts a large block on a small block, the top block will fall off; if she puts a small block on a large block, she succeeds. The brain will store this information.
Read more books with big pictures, clear images, and bright colors
Fostering a love of books in your baby is far-reaching. Expose your baby to picture books as early as possible. You should pick books with large, brightly colored pictures for your baby to read, and make various sounds while reading them, for example, if there are animals in the book, you imitate the animal's call.
Pay attention to the tone of your narration, try to speak simply and vividly; if your baby can talk, encourage her to tell the story in the book. During infancy, it's time to let your baby listen more to adults and create more opportunities for her to understand the words others are saying. In short, it is more important to listen than for your baby to speak on her own until she is 1 year old.
Sing children's songs to your baby
Singing songs such as "Rock, rock, rock to Grandma's Bridge" will help your baby to combine sound and movement with the swaying of your fingers, which will help her to understand. Songs also develop your baby's understanding of rhythm, rhyme, and language.
Sort toys with your baby more often
This is a great way to train the brain to sort. Babies will slowly learn where animal toys made of cloth should sleep at night; where cars, trucks, and other vehicles should be stored. As part of their cognitive learning, babies should learn to sort and establish the concept of order.
Let your baby play "dirty games" more often
Under your supervision, let your baby play with games that are a little dirty, such as water, sand, or even mud. This will help your baby learn about the form and properties of matter and the difference between liquid and solid. While playing these games, the baby's brain absorbs knowledge about flowing water, sticky mud, slippery sand, and more. Sensory experiences are food for the brain to learn.
Give your baby a little more emotional experience
When someone is sad or upset, you should show compassion so that your baby learns to care, share and be kind. Your compassion, kindness, and gentle manners will be imprinted into your baby's brain, and over time, more and more emotional cells will accumulate in your baby's brain. This is not only good for the baby's emotional development and socialization, but also the baby's language and cognitive development.