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The Development of A Baby's Mind Through Stimulation

Feb 25, 2008
Every parent wants what is best in life for their children and as a result they strive hard to give their babies the best possible start in life. It is now a widely accepted fact that you must stimulate a young baby's mind from an early an age as possible. Parents want the best possible education for their children and in order to achieve this, they have to get them into the best performing schools.

In their quest to provide them with a good education many parents start educating their own children in the home. In the past this began when the child was able to walk and talk. The process now begins as soon as the baby comes home from hospital by providing the baby with objects that will stimulate their mind.

Many parents now purchase interactive toys for their babies. Research has shown that babies react to bright coloured toys. There is now a vast choice of new baby toys available all brightly coloured. Many new baby soft toys now have microchips imbedded inside them. This enables the toys to talk or even sing a lullaby. The new baby quickly picks up the sound of the toy and soon learns how to interact with it. This process is now so advanced that the microchips are produced in many different languages. As a result a baby in England can learn the same lullaby as a baby in China, each baby hearing the lullaby in their own country's mother tongue.

Traditional baby toys are still popular with the time old favourites being the ones that rattle. The baby again interacts with these toys learning how to rattle them and where the rattle comes from. In the same way as modern baby toys, some of the old fashioned baby toys also help to stimulate a baby's mind.

The one thing that all of these toys have in common is the ability to make the baby inquisitive and there by speeding up their thought process. The key to the successful mind development of a baby is to make sure that they enjoy the process and that they regard it as a game. Provide them with toys that are cute, cuddly, noisy and colourful. Slowly introduce more toys and games and make the learning process a fun event. The trick is to interact with the baby when playing these games there by not making it a chore or bore to the young child. By providing them with the correct range of toys you can easily teach them about colours, counting and animals while at the same time and most importantly still allowing them to be a baby.

As the baby grows older you can slowly introduce more educationally slanted games and begin to expand your baby's mind in a fun but subtle way. Encourage the baby to interact with the toys and also interact with you. It is soon very easy to introduce counting games and also to teach the alphabet. There is no better way of doing this than of reading the baby stories.

The use of expression and laughter helps to keep the babies attention. As the child grows older, you should then involve them more in the story but naming one of the characters after them.

By combining and introducing some of the above techniques is a fun way of helping your baby grow up and their mind develop. There are now many baby toys to choose from that are not only fun for the baby but also educationally simulative. It makes sense to take advantage of these toys and providing your baby with the best possible starts in life.
About the Author
Andrew Gibson is MD of The Card and Gift Company. It is one of the fastest growing online retailers of new baby gifts and cards.To see an example of why The Card and Gift Company is growing so rapidly have a look at Baby Gifts
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