A baby’s nerve pathways in the ears and neural system in the brain start developing as early as the twenty-sixth week, which is when the baby will begin responding to sounds and voices regularly. Introducing music and words while your baby is still growing inside of you may increase your baby’s intelligence; many expectant parents can start talking to their babies in the womb, … [Read more...] about How Does Reading During Pregnancy Increase a Baby’s Intelligence?
Teaching your baby sign language can increase her communication skills and encourage her to express her needs. The simple movements of sign language can overcome many communication barriers while your baby is developing her speaking skills, and it doesn’t take long to teach children how to use sign language for simple requests or expressions. Step 1 Use picture books to … [Read more...] about How to Teach a Baby Sign Language
Introducing infants to stimulating activities and educational games can develop language, communication, social and motor skills and also stimulate learning and creativity. Babies who are exposed to various games and activities at an early age also may develop a stronger memory, improve hand-eye coordination skills and establish healthy bonds with family members and siblings. … [Read more...] about Baby Learning Games
Colicky, anxious or stressed infants will calm down naturally when they hear soft and smoothing music. Music can be used to improve a baby’s mood, increase focus and encourage deep relaxation. Many parents use music to lull a baby to sleep at night, but soothing music can be used at any time of the day to reduce anxiety or tension and slow down the baby’s heart rate.Sing … [Read more...] about Soothing Baby Music Ideas
Introducing babies to different sounds, noises and styles of music can develop their auditory skills and improve their attention spans. Infants can recognize different sounds at a very early age, and exposure to music between birth and age 6 can develop a child’s affinity for certain types of music. Musical activities, such as singing, humming and moving around to the beat of … [Read more...] about Music Activities for Babies