The early wiring of your baby’s brain sets the stage for future development.
The kinds of experiences he has in his first three years have a deep and lasting
impact. So does the quality of his relationships. What he sees, hears and
does helps his brain develop. This helps him learn new skills.
The brain controls how your baby’s body works. It also controls thinking
and feeling. It controls learning and memory.
What you say and do with your baby helps his brain grow and develop. This
happens when you show your baby how to shake a rattle. It happens when
you show him how to reach for a stuffed bear and touch it. It happens when
you help him make new sounds.
Play with your baby. Talk to him. Doing this many times each day will make
a difference in how his brain develops. It helps him to learn how to talk.
Say lots of different words. Point out objects. For example, say to him,“Look, here’s a spoon. Can you see the spoon?”
Different babies learn new skills in different ways. Cherish the way your
baby learns new things. Doing many things with your baby in different ways
can help your baby learn. It helps his brain to develop.
Have fun with your baby. Do things with your baby in your own way. Your
baby is special. As a father or mother, you are the most important person in
your baby’s life.
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