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23 June 2009

Want your Children to be SMART?

HERE are simple steps for us parents to influence healthy brain development for our children at ages 1 to 5. 1. BE WARM AND LOVING. Through warm and loving interactions, such as touching,smiling,singing and talking, your child will feel safe and secure. Touch is very important because it stimulates the brain to release growth hormones. 2. BE RESPONSIVE TO YOUR CHILD'S SOUNDS,EXPRESSION AND MOVEMENT. Infants cannot use words to express themselves;therefore, they feel secure and loved when they are responded to (e.g.,comforted when they cry,fed when they hungry). 3. TALK, READ AND SING TO YOUR CHILD. Studies show that babies whose mothers often spoke to them learned almost 300 more words by age 2 than babies whose mothers rarely spoke to them. By encouraging participation in older children, such as asking questions,pointing out pictures and predicting outcomes, children's brain are even more stimulated and challenged. 4. ESTABLISH ROUTINES AND RITUALS. Routines and rituals help children learn what to expect and how to understand the world around them. Children who have safe and predictable interactions and activities have been found to do better in school later on. 5. ENCOURAGE CURIOSITY, SAFE EXPLORATION AND PLAY. Parents should encourage safe exploration and play and be receptive when a child needs to return to them for security. Play is recognized as an important opportunity for children to learn and explore.

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ONLY IN THE PHILIPPINES on June 27, 2009 at 7:58 PM said...

Nice parenting tips bro. More posts!


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