Ways to boost your baby’s brain

It does not take a brilliant parent to raise a smart kid. Through the love and nurturing that they already receive from you, your baby’s brain is already developing. While genetics and environmental factors play a role in his intellect, there is one thing you can influence to increase the brain capacity of your baby—the quality of time you give him. Besides passion, to further improve language, attention, and reasoning skills, he requires brain-stimulating activities. Following are the things that you can do to advance the intellect of your infant.

Talk to Your Baby

Talking to your baby may feel more like a monologue in conversation. Still, it is one of the most enriching opportunities you can give him. What shapes his future voice, vocabulary, and cognitive skills are your one-sided conversations. Keep in mind that how you speak to him has a profound impact on his development.

Here are some more suggestions that you should adopt while talking to a child to help him absorb the interaction:

  • Using exaggerated facial gestures
  • Using vowels and syllables drawn-out
  • Keep your subjects direct, speak about, for example, his favourite toy
  • If he wants to talk, elaborate on it

Indulge in Storytime

Not only does reading a book to your baby have language and comprehension advantages, but it is also a perfect way to bond with him. Picture books are going to help him see new stuff and areas he has yet to visit. It heps them memorise quickly if you can re-read the same book twice in a row, particularly if you point to each photo.  Do this before the nap time or during the night as it is a perfect time to bond. Do ensure to have a good baby pillow for your child to enjoy his storytime.

Your baby will enjoy poetry and nursery rhymes and will not fear singing and making them catchier and more exciting. If you have those days when all you want to do is catch up on your excellent book or magazine story, do not hesitate to read those to the baby aloud to keep him interested in new vocabulary either. Having a perfect kid pillow during this interaction will make the activity more enjoyable.

Choose the Right Toys

While the teddy bear grandma brought over for her grandson is as adorable as it can be, you also want to choose toys that help him explore and connect with your baby. Of course, you want to choose safe and age-appropriate toys, but you also wish to toys that facilitate creative play rather than those that do something on their own to entertain them. As many senses as possible should also be activated to explore when seeing, touching, and to hear. Choose toys with vivid primary colours and shapes and textures that contrast.

Here are some toy options to improve baby’s growth:

  • Building blocks
  • Balls
  • Kitchen set
  • Toy rings
  • Rattles
  • Toy telephones
  • Squeeze and squeak toys

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