Exactly how does someone get started teaching an infant reading, writing, arithmetic, sign language, art, geography, shapes, colors, and everything else they will need to know before moving out in just 18 short years? WOHHHHHH.... back up!
Yep that's right BACK UP! Parents who are worried about teaching their kids, usually get a little carried away and try to do it all in one day (ask me how I know!) It was my very first mistake and the hardest one to overcome!
You can start teaching your child from day one... but if you want to teach a baby EVERYTHING you're going to have to star by (drum roll) DOING NOTHING! Okay maybe not completely "nothing" but pretty close to it.
The best thing you can do to help your infant learn is to hold them! Study after study have shown that babies who get held develop stronger relationships, have better grades, have an easier time developing and keeping friendships, and sleep better... yes that's right THEY SLEEP BETTER!
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After holding them then play music for them! If you aren't into classical music then just leave whatever type of music you are into playing though out the day. If you already have cable or satellite TV you don't need to make any purchase for this at all! Just tune into your music channels and let it go in the background. Even if you tune it out after awhile, or your baby falls to sleep and you think they aren't listening... they are! A study done in the early 90's showed that where only 2 types of music that DID NOT improve brain function, any guess as to what those were?
Despite people's personal prejudiced the ONLY types of "music" that did not increase brain function were Rap, and Techno. Which is especially interesting because if you look up the definitions of these types of "music" neither are actually classified as music! Rap is classified as: "
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