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Helping Babies Build Brains

Author GreatDad Writers
Submitted 06-11-2007

Help your baby develop his brain with these activities:

  • Support and respect your baby’s
    unique personality.
  • Hold, rock and touch your baby.
    Stroke your baby’s skin to
    increase brain activity.
  • Respond to your baby’s likes and
    dislikes. You will be able to
    understand his body language
    long before he talks.
  • Talk, read and sing to your baby. Language increases brain activity and
    learning.
  • Label objects and actions for your baby (ball, walking, washing, etc.
  • Keep the environment calm. Protect your baby from emotional stress.
    It’s hard for him to concentrate if there’s loud music and constant
    television noise.
  • Help your baby safely explore using all five senses. Help him use taste,
    touch, smell, hearing and seeing. Talk to your baby and name the
    tastes and textures (sour, sweet, etc.).
  • Avoid interrupting when your baby is concentrating. Your baby needs
    playtime to explore and imitate. This happens through play. Standback and watch. Try to understand what your baby is working on.

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