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Mental Development Of Infants

Nov 13, 2007
The mental development of infants is also called as cognitive development. The infants begin to understand the world around them with their sensory organs like eyes, ears, mouth and touch. Infants are very sensitive to the familiar touch of their mothers and are generally repulsed with an unfamiliar touch.

The overall metal development of the infant is important in many ways and parents cannot overlook the key facts about their infant's metal progress. However, the natural mental health of the infant largely depends on their birth conditions and the pregnancy complications of the mother. Exposure to certain materials, diseases and other factors influence the natural mental development of the infant. Even though there is a healthy pregnancy, the mental development of the infant depends on external factors as well.

The first twelve months are of great importance from the point of view of the mental development of the infants. The capacity of the brain to remember things and learn begins to develop from the infancy in which the brain starts to have many reflexes between the brain and the nerve cells of the body.

The Usual Pattern of the Mental Development in Infants

The mental development of infants has a usual pattern in all infants given that there are no birth complications. The first one to twelve months are important in their mental development. In the first and the second month of infancy, the new objects they hear or listen stimulate the interest of the infants. The infants turn their attention towards these new objects and keep on staring at them. When the objects are complex their attention and gazing at them is greater and the only thing that stimulate their attention towards these object is the newness of these objects. They, in this stage of their mental development seem to learn all that they can about the world around them.

When infant reaches the age of three months, their mental health assumes another dimension and that is they become more aware about the things and events that might take place. Increased awareness is the feature of the mental progress of the infant in their 3rd month. Infant reflexive actions like pulling knees towards their chest when placed on a table or other thing with which they are not used to.

In the fourth month of their mental development, infants develop a greater sense of vision. The brain in infants now is able to integrate the things they see with what they listen, touch, and taste. Sensory combination is thus the feature of the infant's mental development in their fourth month. The typical actions they perform in this stage is twisting their little fingers, they can feel their fingers move about, and this fact makes them aware about their being an infant.

In the sixth and the ninth months babies' reflexes begins to grow at full speed. The infant becomes acquainted with the touch of their parents, the faces of individuals, and the sounds they hear. Babies can remember their parents and they are not around and begin to cry. In their ninth and twelfth months of metal development, infants can study other's behavior and become more curious. Infants tend to be very active and keep on checking new things.
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