Retention can be considered as the main usage of the brain which helps the brain encodes stores and retrieves whenever needed. All of us are have the retention ability right in the womb. However, the retention itself cannot fully maximize its capability. Therefore, you need to apply some methods to stimulate the retention of your baby as soon as possible to help your baby’s brain develops. This is not only enhancing the concentration but also enhancing the retention of your baby.
1. Stories and songs
According to many researchers, telling a story each night to bring your baby into sleep is a good way to promote the baby’s retention. Parents also need to notice control the intonation when telling the story because this is much effective than telling the story in a normal way. Also, singing a song is another way to enhance your baby’s retention which brings pleasure and information for your baby. You can repeat sing a song many times to make your baby remember it. Then you can omit some words in the lyrics to challenge your baby. The baby will detect the omission; it will excitedly remind you about the omitted words. You should give your baby a complement to make it happy and have inspiration with the kind of entertainment.
2. Arranging things
Arranging everything or simply arranging home small furniture, stuff is a good ideal in raising your baby’s retention. Your task is to give orders for your baby to do such as “put the doll into the basket”, “put the box out from the drawer”. By this way, your baby can remember the positions of all home stuff.
Giving your baby family images will raise its retention about memories, faces, names of family members as well as experiences. This is also enhancing the emotional bond between the baby and relatives.
This is a simple way you need to apply whenever you can and whatever you see to helps your baby learn everything from our world. For example, you can give your baby descriptions of everything around like “leaves is green”, “the cloud is white” and so on to make the baby memory is much more lively and deeply.
5. Games to enhance retention
Beside simple ways above, parents can make some games for babies to raise the retention such as: put toys or simple stuff which are familiar with babies for them to remember; then covering the stuff by a cloth and tell the baby to name them. The game will make the baby feel stimulating to challenge its memory.
6. Imaginary stories
You can also imagine stories in which the main characters are the acquaintance people your baby knows and meets every day. When telling the stories you can remind your baby about their physical appearances to enhance your baby retention about them.
Besides the usage of enhancing the baby’s retention, the ways also help the baby much attached to parents and learn everything from them.]]>
It is hard to make a baby concentrate on a game in a long period that’s not to mention about lessons. In general, babies have the ability to concentrate lower than adults have. It is not to deny that the concentration is very important for a baby’s brain development as it closely related to the study of the baby in the future. Moreover, the concentration has the use to stimulate the nervous system to make the baby much intelligence. The baby can concentrate on a long-term or not depends on many factors, and it is a habit that a baby can practice to get used with. Here are some recommended and simple games for enhancing concentration ability for your baby.
1. Let’s start with a triangle. You ask your baby close the eyes and make it imagines about the triangle. Then you let your baby draw the triangle slowly on a paper; remember that the baby’s eyes are still closed. Asking your baby continues to draw some more triangle then you carefully look at the triangle to see the improvements. The slower the baby draws, the better the result is. This is a small game to challenge the baby’s concentration; if your baby cannot concentrate, it cannot complete the task. The game can be much more interesting and excited if you group some babies to play together. They will be competing like in a competition to win the game.
2. It can be said that reading is a useful habit that should be formed in the early stage of life. You should buy some books or comic books about animals, life, or even fairy tales for your baby to learn more about everything in the world. The training for reading habit is quite difficult as you have to let your baby read a favorite book in different situations and places even noisy places. This is a way to enhance the concentration where stays the noise in the place your baby is reading.
3. Sometimes, you need to hang out with your baby in a park; beaches… in these places, your baby can hear the voice of the bird’s songs, the sound of the wavy ocean and many other interesting natural sounds. Your baby will be very excited about that. Natural sound is a good remedy to improve the concentration of a baby when it has to concentrate to hear.
4. Finger games: let your baby spread the hands then, in turn, folds the fingers slowly. It sounds very simple but it is not a really easy game. The baby must highly concentrate to spread and fold the fingers in turn exactly. This will stimulate the baby’s concentration on a game. You can play the game with your baby to make the game less tense and boring.
5. Breathing game: ask your baby inspires slowly, concentrate on breathing and count to ten; then ask the baby to expire. Doing the exercise, again and again, will raise the concentration for your baby.
6. Put an object in the middle of the room and ask your baby to look at it. Then you and your baby compete to see who can look at the object longer. The game requires much concentration from the competitors so it activates the concentration at maximum level.
Let’s play with your baby these games. After a period of time, you will be amazed when even you can improve your concentration.]]>
Obviously, an intelligent child is a desire of all parents in the world. Not all babies are inborn intelligent so there are many parents do many things to make your baby more intelligence. This is very important especially in the early stage of life to have a genius in the future. Now, let’s find out the foundations of an intelligent child:
You should play some quiz games with your baby like Sudoku, chess, crossword … which can enhance your baby intelligence and promote brain development, problem-solving skills. The games will make your baby brainstorm to find the best answer, solutions for questions; therefore, they make the babies practice thinking and solving problems. Also, you and your baby will have a great time together.
Many studies showed that breastfeeding is the best way to feed your baby as it helps your baby healthier, intelligence than who are not fed by that way. So you need to set time for feeding your baby by the precious source of nutrition.
Outdoor activities, sports, exercises or body’s movements can stimulate the cerebral cortex of babies hence making the brain much flexible and agiler. Moreover, taking part in sports activities can foster the ability, confidence, leadership and teamwork skill of your baby. Playing sport is obviously a good physical and mental activity for all babies.
Asking the question, trying new skills, taking part in outdoor activities … is a good way to challenge your baby to enhance the curiosity of your baby. Gradually, your baby will be keen on discovering, thinking, finding which create the inspiration for the baby to learn new things and promise a learned child in the future.
Telling a story per day before your baby going to bed is a great ideal. You can tell your baby then challenge the baby to tell again or you and your baby act like the characters in the stories which make the story much more interesting. If your baby cannot tell the story exactly, you do not need to worry about it. Let make your baby freely foster its creativity. This is a way to promote the creativity and short-time retention of the baby.
Remember that the way you communicate with your baby is very important in making its personality and the attitude towards life. In another word, the way we do with our baby also a kind of education. Therefore, you should have a positive attitude in any conversation with your baby to contribute the self-confidence, optimism of your baby. Insulting words like “loser!”, “good for nothing” … will hurt your baby’s self-esteem.
It sounds irrelevant but breakfast plays an important role in making an intelligent child. Many types of research have shown that if a baby does not have breakfast, it will be easy to feel tired, angry and have slow reactions. Breakfast in every day helps your baby enhance retention, concentration and happy.]]>
The first two years is the time for a baby to learn how to talk to others. It is also the time when a baby accumulates the ability to speak out as it observes the communications of people around.
Firstly, the baby will learn how to use its mouth, lips, tongue, and small teeth to pronoun simple sound like “a”, “o” … Gradually, the baby can mix the consonants with the vowel to create “ba”, “bu”, “mama” … after about 6 months.
Then the baby can develop its lingual ability from the mother and people surrounding. From 18 to 24 months on, the baby can itself speak simple phrases as well as sentences. The more the brain is developed, the more vocabulary the baby will get.
Stages of lingual development
If a baby born in a bilingual family, the awareness and cognition will occur simultaneously.
Many scientists claimed that the lingual awareness of the baby started right in pregnancy. Inside the mother’s body, the baby can get used with the heart’s beat and voice of the mother; moreover, it can sense and discriminate other voices.
0 – 3 months
The cries are the first communication form of the baby. If the baby screams, it will feel hungry; if the baby moans, it will feel annoyed and want to change nappy. Gradually, the baby will realize the word came out from mouths of surrounding people and want to learn how to speak.
4 – 6 months
In the stage, the baby can babble some simple words like “mama”, “papa” … which are the most common words the babies can speak first? However, the baby does not aware that it is calling her mother and father in a lovely way until it 1-year-old. In the sixth month, although the baby cannot aware of what it says, it can sense the name of it when a person calls. The stage is a very exciting period when the house is filled with babbling words came out from your baby. Also, creating new words, sounds are the favorite habit of the baby in the stage.
7 – 12 months
In the stage, the mother needs to become a spiritual support for the baby’s lingual development by reading stories, talking and singing for the baby. Because it is a very important stage when the baby tries to imitate the adults to talk even when the mother does not know what it is saying.
13 -18 months
The baby starts to get acquaintance with meaningful words even they are still simple daily words. The stage also remarks the ability of the baby to use intonation, the baby raises the voice in questions and the awareness of the use of the language to serve daily communication.
19 – 24 months
The vocabulary of the baby in the stage is about 50 words; however, the baby can aware more than that. The vocabulary accumulation of the baby goes on every day as it hears and perceives from other people. The baby can also connect 2 words together to make a simple sentence like “hug me”. When the baby reaches 2 years old, it can use simple sentences containing from 2 to 4 words fluently. At this point, the baby can state what it likes, what it dislikes, what it feels… in a simple and brief way.
25 – 36 months
From 2 years old to 3 years old, the vocabulary of the baby is widened constantly and the baby can perceive all things the mother says. The amazing is that the baby can control the intonation in conversation and connect words to form a complete sentence like “I want to drink”.
At 3 years old stage, the baby can communicate fluently with the mother in a quite long conversation. Moreover, it can connect more word on its own vocabulary to form longer sentences.]]>
1. Listening to Mozart to help future baby intelligent and has high IQ, talent in Math.
The fact is that psychologists at Vienna University have reviewed over 40 unreleased studies with over 3000 attendants. The conclusion is that there is no evidence shows that Mozart has no use in improving the cognitive abilities of the fetus.
The babies can notice and receipt the music only after birth and so do many other things they are considered to have the ability to hear, smell, and taste in pregnancy.
If you want to have an intelligent baby, the best thing to do is play quiz games with your baby; the games require observation and judgments in the early stage of life. This will help your baby practicing the reactions and brainstorming.
listening to music does not take any effect on the fetus
2. Buying fairy tales CDs for babies to help them enhance vocabulary
Fairy tales CDs cannot help your baby improving its vocabulary. On the other hand, the CDs even reduce the vocabulary of the babies. It is real conversations is the way you need to do to enhance your baby’s vocabulary and its intelligence. Therefore, you should create small talks with your babies or you and your baby, in turn, to act like the characters in tales. Language is alive language so creating a live language environment is really good for your baby. TVs, CDs, comics … cannot bring effectiveness.
3. Let your baby learn the second language at the age of 3 can power the brain as well as intelligence. Let the baby watch foreign films, cartoons as much as possible.
In fact, many busy parents do not have time to play and teach their babies, they set the responsibility to high-tech devices. They believe that the devices can help their babies improve language ability and intelligence. However, this is a false idea; media and high-tech devices will make your baby slow to speak, passive. To help your baby develop its language ability some simple paperboard, colorful crayons and image cards are much better than watching television or computer.
4. Giving compliments on your baby can make it more confident
The recommendation is that you should only give a compliment on your baby when it really makes effort in doing something. So many compliments can make it self-centered, egotistic, and hard to sociable with friends.
5. Intelligent babies are hard to get acquaintance with others; let the babies play alone is the best idea.
The greatest evidence of success is sociability. An intelligent man will have many friends and social relations, affections from many people.
So, how to make a baby get acquaintance with friends? The answer is that you need to help your baby communicating with body language and smiles.
The communication skills can be easily practiced. Many pieces of evidence showed that playing a musical instrument can raise social relations by 50%. On the contrary, things like using the social network and other high-tech devices can destroy all the sociable skills of the baby.]]>