5 Ways to Make Baby Learn Things Quickly
Created by Hina Srivastava Updated on Mar 29, 2019
As a new mum you tend to do everything necessary for the baby ourselves like feed him/her on time, nutrition, change diapers, wash and clean the baby, wash her clothes, mop the house well, calm the baby when cranky, and help her sleep. But somewhere in these day-to-day things, you forget talking to her thinking that she cannot converse and would not understand much. In fact, you couldn’t be more wrong, as your child picks up your behavior and learn what she sees and hears rather than what you teach her.
So hold on a little here, take a deep breath as these pro-active beings are watching our every move. Their brain is absolutely fresh and ready to absorb whatever they see or hear from their first teachers, i.e. the parents! So, here watch out before you say anything and make sure throughout the day you keep repeating words which they can pick up soon.
Tips to Make Baby Learn Faster & Smarter
Here are, few ways in which we can help our child learn daily without much effort:
- Basic Courtesy: If you want your child to learn the basic courtesy like thank you, please and sorry then say them yourself. Say ‘thank-you’ whenever your child gives you anything, it might be the most useless stuff. But saying thank-you would help your baby understand that whenever something is given, one is supposed to say this particular word. (Self-experienced: my 1.5-year-old daughter picked up saying this in exactly a week’s time, it’s amazing to see her doing it in public as well. Similarly, if you by mistake pushed the child then you need to say sorry, the child will understand that it is not okay to hit or push anybody and if it happened accidentally then she needs to say sorry. If you want something from your child say please give it to me. The child will learn that if she needs something that doesn’t belong to her, she needs to say please.
- Involve: Make a basket of toys and while you are trying to settle and assemble all the toys in that basket ask your child to come and help you. She will willingly do it as she would want to try and imitate you. You may also involve her keeping her coloring books in a proper place. [Read: Educate About Educational Toys]
- React: React to good and bad things in front of your child, so that she sees your reaction to both good and bad things in life. For example, if you see something good, say a big “wow” or “awesome” in front of your baby. In case, of things you don’t want your baby to touch, say “dirty” loud and clear. Remember children believe in larger than life actions! You have to act and react!
- Repetition: Repeat one word/action in a day, for example, teach her where her eyes are and keep repeating it, especially when she’s in a playful mood. She would learn it quickly if you teach her when she is in a playful mood. [Read: Help Your Baby's Learning Process Start Little Early]
- Toilet Training: No matter how tempted you are or how stubborn is your child to get potty trained in anywhere else except the bathroom, please don’t give in. It would create confusion in her. As far as toilet training is concerned, please keep the potty-seat ONLY in the bathroom and don’t give your baby the luxury to sit anywhere in the house and release. They will not understand the difference between a bathroom and bedroom.
Lastly, spend time with your baby, read, play, run and dance along with her without getting hassled about the housework! These primitive years are the most essential when they will learn maximum even before they get caught in the daily routine of school.
Share how you taught your toddler to talk, and saying thank you and please. Please share your feedback in the comments section below.
| Dec 02, 2016
another thing which I always followed was to take the right name of anything in front of my daughter, for ex. water was always addressed as water or " pani", food always as khana... no short cuts or other terms which might sound cute right now. I think it makes her communication with other people easy.
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