Child Psychology and Behaviour

5 Ways to make your baby learn things quickly!

Hina Srivastava
1 to 3 years

Created by Hina Srivastava
Updated on Nov 29, 2016

5 Ways to make your baby learn things quickly

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 behaviour 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 watch out before you say anything and make sure throughout the day you keep repeating words which they can pick up soon. Few ways in which we can help our child learn daily without much effort:

  1. 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.
  2. 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 colouring books in a proper place.
  3. 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!‚Äč
  4. 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.‚Äč
  5. Toilet Training: No matter how tempted you are or how stubborn is your child to get potty trained in anywhere else except 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.

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| Sep 23, 2017

thanks

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| Sep 23, 2017

thanks a lot for giving such a important information

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| Sep 22, 2017

Thanks for these useful information.

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| Mar 07, 2017

Thank u so much for these useful tips

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| Mar 06, 2017

it is really useful for us thank you

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| Mar 06, 2017

useful tips. .Thanks

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| Mar 06, 2017

hi,useful tips. I also use these tips &it work very well. thank you.

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| Mar 06, 2017

Its very true. .l have already tried these tips with my kid. She is now just one year and eleven months.

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| Mar 06, 2017

Thank you for sharing... Really its very useful information for Every parents...

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| Feb 21, 2017

it took me so mch time for her toilet training .. but finally c says mamma toilet whenever c feel n stopped using diapers..

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| Feb 06, 2017

my baby has vitamins deficiency like Iren,D vitm,caliciam so plz give some food recipe s for improve

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| Feb 04, 2017

Very intersting & useful

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| Feb 01, 2017

to

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| Jan 22, 2017

yes... I'm doing the same and she really catch words in short time. but toilet training is the hardest part I'm going through

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| Jan 09, 2017

Very interesting article. No doubt we need to always practice things ourselves

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| Dec 23, 2016

Thnx Hina ji for this.... very usefull points

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| Dec 16, 2016

It is really true... my son knows hao to say thanku,no,byebye, I tried not to make bby talk to him. thnx mujjch 4 da tipz!!

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| Dec 07, 2016

thanks for feel me better. i m a working mother and really very hard to do each thing perfectly. now i will keep fun wih my child perior to anything else

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| Dec 05, 2016

Thanks for the these points . Very helpfull.

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| 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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| Dec 02, 2016

she says thank u welcome together ....n it's really give me pleasure

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| Dec 02, 2016

fantastic thank u

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| Dec 01, 2016

thanks for ur opinion

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| Dec 01, 2016

thanks dear its really help me

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| Dec 01, 2016

LM q

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| Nov 30, 2016

Its always nice to share n hear own experiences like u did ..... Good one

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| Nov 30, 2016

hi, its very informative. it true that kids at tender age they grasp very quickly. we should always mind our actions

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| Nov 29, 2016

hi,hina ur blog is very nice. we r following the same. we need a lot of patience while teaching them.

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| Nov 29, 2016

Great. .my daughter trying to say thank you .... just now I thought in my mind to teach all these things ....got the same massage too. .. really happy for the information.

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| Nov 29, 2016

Nyc blog hina !!! I almost speak to him loudly only, so dat he picks up my words and say... nw a days he started saying wow wow wow Its an amazing experience to teach ur baby to talk walk and do whatever ur baby wants to do.. , :)

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| Nov 29, 2016

we tried that also.... nothing works it seems.

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| Nov 29, 2016

Aana you should introduce new words to your son, especially when he uses a slang. For example, if he uses the word "sh*t", then immediately say "oh no", "oh god" or related words in your language to give him something new to react.

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| Nov 29, 2016

good informative write up.... my 3 year old boy have learned some of the slangs from his elder brother. we explained him in every possible way but sadly he hasn't stopped using those words. What to do... ??

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| Nov 29, 2016

Yeah correct. Thoroughly enjoyed. My son knows my reaction and sometime to tease me when I say dirty he does it more. And sometimes looks at me till the time I say sorry.

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