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Your Baby Learns from Experience

Author GreatDad Writers
Submitted 02-11-2007

Each brain, like each child, is unique. Here are some things you
should know about your baby:

  • The brain grows fastest in the first
    three years of life.
  • It’s hard to describe how a child’s
    brain develops. It depends on traits
    that come from the parents. It also
    depends on the child’s experiences.
    You can influence the part that
    depends on experience.
  • Babies cannot see well when they are born. At four months, your baby’s
    vision has improved. Now she may show interest in objects all the way
    across the room. Show your baby bright and colorful objects. Move
    them slowly to help her stay interested in them.
  • A baby’s hearing develops early. Talk to your baby often. A baby can
    remember patterns of sounds. She can remember the sounds of a story
    that you read over and over. She can also remember the sounds of a
    song. Tell her a rhyme over and over for several days. Read her a story
    over and over for several days. Or sing the same song for several days
    with your baby. Watch how she responds.
  • Touching your baby gently can help to quiet her or to stimulate her. It
    depends on how you do it. Massaging your baby gently can help her relax.
  • Your baby learns more when you respond to her needs.
  • Most infant memories do not last long. Even so, your baby’s memory
    is active.

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