When should you start teaching your baby? It is never too early. Here are some fun ways in which you can help your baby improve her chances of gaining admission to a good school. Getting your child admission to a good school is not easy. If you want your child to breeze through admission tests, you need to help her learn in such a way that the knowledge is so ingrained that she doesnt even need to
When should you start teaching your baby? It is never too early. Here are some fun ways in which you can help your baby improve her chances of gaining admission to a good school.
Getting your child admission to a goodschool is not easy. If you want your child to breeze through admission tests, you need to help her learn in such a way that the knowledge is
so ingrained that she doesn't even need to think to remember answers.
Little babies don't have ready access to knowledge, and their only
source is play schools or parents. If you don't send your child to a
play school, try to compensate by spending time teaching your child yourself. Some children can recite one nursery rhyme after
another at the age of five and can count up to a hundred, while other
children don't know a square from a triangle. Who do you think is going
to ace the school interview?
To help your baby improve her chances of admission to a goodschool, you need to focus on improving her vocabulary and social skills
Help your baby develop social skills from the outset, by taking her
outdoors as often as possible. Even if she cannot join the other
children in their play, just hold her and let her watch them play.
Children will interact with her, and this will help further her development. Also, invite other parents with babies over to your place.
Read to your baby every night. Most babies love books that rhyme, so
invest in these. Your baby's brain is growing and developing at an
amazing rate, and if you want your baby to grow up into an intelligent adult (which parent doesn't?) it makes sense for you to start working at it right now.
Children should enjoy their childhood, so you should strive to make learning fun for them. Here's are some tips:
Avoid structured leaning environments for your child. Showing your baby
pictures of different shapes and then repeatedly pointing and
monotonously stating "square, squareâ€¦" will not work very well.
Instead, try this: Cut out a number of shapes and throw them on the
rug. Then, ask your child to pick out all the squares. As your baby
grows older, you could even start hiding the shapes and having her go
out and look for them. Do the same with numbers and alphabets.
Purchase as many toys and games as you can. Make sure
they are age appropriate so your baby gains a lot out of them. As your
baby grows older, invest in educational board games. Good examples are
Scrabble, Trivial Pursuit and so on. If you want your
child to learn the names of all the states in India, wouldn't it be far
easier to teach her by getting her a jigsaw puzzle of the map of India?
One of the common questions many parents have is when they should start teaching
their baby things like names of colours, shapes, numbers, alphabets and
so on. A common misconception is that babies don't really start
learning much until they are a year or older. In fact, babies start
learning from the time they are in their mother's womb so it's never
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