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Why Infant Stimulation is Important
in brain-imaging techniques have proven what researchers have said for
over twenty years: an infant's environment has a dramatic affect on
In the first years
of your baby's life, the brain is busy building its wiring system. Activity
in the brain creates tiny electrical connections called synapses. The
amount of stimulation your baby receives has a direct affect on how
many synapses are formed. Repetitive stimulation strengthens these connections
and makes them permanent , whereas young connections that don't get
used eventually die out.
first years are a very important and pivotal time for a developing young
brain. This intense period of brain growth and network building happens
only once in a lifetime. We as parents have a brief but golden opportunity
to help our babies stimulate the formation of brain circuitry. Here are
some fascinating facts that researchers
- Babies have a
biological need and desire to learn
- The foundational
networking of the brain's synapses is nearly complete after the rapid
brain development of the first 3 years.
- The more stimulating
experiences you can give your baby means the more circuitry that is
built for enhanced learning in the future.
- Babies have a
definite preference for high contrast images.
- The amount of
connections in the brain can increase or decrease by 25 percent depending
on the environment and stimulation.
- Visual stimulation
can produce developmental advantages including enhanced curiosity, attentiveness
baby's best toy is you! Interact with your baby as much as possible!
Things you can do to stimulate your baby:
First of all, remember love and affection are very real needs. Your
baby is never trying to manipulate or control you, she simply has a
biological need for your love...never deny her your tender affection.
This unconditional love also creates a strong self-esteem and increased
development of brain circuitry.
- Talk to your baby
often with a kind voice, a wide range of vocabulary, and a lot of expression.
Your voice is her favorite sound (she has heard it since before she
to your babies requests (interpreted cries)
without hesitation. This teaches her that she can communicate with other
people and gives her a strong sense of trust and emotional stability.
- Touch your baby.
discovered that premature infants that were massaged grew faster, cried
less, and were released earlier from the hospital than those who weren't.
- Encourage imitation.
baby is constantly analyzing you and figuring out ways to mimic your
voice and facial expressions.
- Let your baby experience
different surroundings: go for walks, take her places, show her the
- Let your baby explore
different textures and temperatures (not too extreme, of course). Provide
a safe environment for your baby to explore. She also needs time to
discover things for herself.
- Read books: even
though your baby can't follow the story, she loves the pictures and
the sound of your voice.
- Play music
for your baby (Mozart's music has been found to stimulate the same neurons
in the brain that are later used for mathematics).
- When you get frustrated
because your baby keeps dropping objects or pours the box of cereal
on the floor, remember, she is trying to figure out how the world operates.
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