Hello SMART BABY!👨🏻🎓 👩🏻🎓 Stimulating your little one’s brain 🧠 for great development is easier than you might think. (Tag a new parent in this post. It's important!)
Let's discuss how you can TRULY help your baby learn each day (swipe to see it in action):
1⃣ Look into his eyes. Take advantage of those moments when your newborn's eyes are open, and eat up that sweet eye contact. Babies recognize faces early on and your face is the first one he will love. Each time he stares at you, he's building an emotional bond AND his memory.
2⃣ Stick out your tongue and make funny faces. Studies show that babies as young as 2 days old can imitate simple facial movements -this is early development of his problem-solving skills!
3⃣ Selfies!! No, you don't need to hand your baby an iPhone, but a mirror is a must. The only face she should love more than yours is HERS! Watch as she learns cause and effect by moving and seeing it in the reflection.
4⃣ Get chatty. Talk to her like you would a dear friend. She won't answer yet, but leave short pauses where your baby would speak. Before you know it, she'll catch on to the rhythm of conversation.
5⃣ Back off a bit. Don't be afraid to give your baby some independent play time. This is important as it enhances your baby's ability to observe and explore without constant stimulation from you. The baby jungle gym or swing with a mobile is great for this!
6⃣ Create healthy sleep habits from the beginning. Major brain growth actually takes place during consolidated sleep. Click the link in profile to learn all about the class on newborn sleep. This online class will help lay a strong foundation. No crying involved. Lots of snuggling too! Have an older baby? We have courses and resources for you too. Simply click that link!
Don’t you love how stimulating your sweet baby’s brain can be so easy and enjoyable for you both? Soak it up! You never know- you might be raising the child who will grow up to find a cure for cancer! Get those neurons pumped! 💪🏼🧠
What are other ways you stimulate your baby’s brain? Does your baby have a favorite game? Any advice for the parent whose baby won’t play independently?