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There are some fundamentals to remember when teaching babies, and most of them you know in your heart as a parent.

But first, it's important to begin with this premise:

If intelligence is the capability to learn, then babies are born geniuses!

While a baby's brain has the potential to learn just about anything, parents come with an natural part to play in determining simply how much - and just how easily - their baby learns.

Here, we discuss the key issues to remember when teaching your child.

A unique strategic window: 5 months' gestation to five years of age

The younger the mind, the greater malleable it is - this is exactly why young children are like sponges. A baby's brain builds itself by forming connections in response to the stimulation it receives. The fetus begins answering sound during month five within the womb, when her feeling of hearing becomes fully developed. This means that learning begins before birth.

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After birth, the baby's brain continues wiring itself in reaction to the child's experiences of the world. Learning is faster and more effortless than it is ever going to be again. Acquiring our native language from birth guarantees that we will master that language, regardless of how linguistically gifted we turn out to be as adults. It's all about harnessing the power of a baby's brain. Likewise, you can now master the skills of reading, math or music, as long as they start learning at a young enough age.

Babies LOVE to learn!

A baby's brain is hardwired for learning, making babies probably the most avid students on the planet. In addition, babies and young children carry no baggage which comes from being sent to school and being put through quizzes, tests and examinations. For babies, learning is pure enjoyment.

Teaching should never be forced

Regular practice is important, but not to begin forcing. Most importantly, your son or daughter should benefit from the learning process. Hold lessons only when he is receptive, and end them before he loses interest.


Babies and children need time for you to explore the planet around them, pick up objects and look at them, and obtain to grips with the laws of nature. Your baby should spend nearly all her waking hours involved in hands-on play.

Relax enjoy yourself

Avoid focusing on getting your child achieve specific knowledge goals. Treat lesson time instead as an opportunity for strengthening the parent-child bond. Teaching your child should never be a supply of stress for both of you. If you feel this really is happening, reevaluate your approach or tone down the lesson program as necessary.


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