Sunday, June 1, 2008

Early Years

In the early years there are many things you can do to help your child learn new things. Since infants absorb information so easily, almost everything they see, hear, touch, taste, or have any contact with is most likely teaching them something. Picking toys that are rated as learning tools are very helpful in teaching children ages 0-1 year. Talking to your infant often is a good way to teach communication skills. This doesn't mean that your child will be able to speak in full sentences by the time they are 5 months old, however your child might be more articulate than people their own age when they do begin talking. Another thing you can do to help your child in the learning process is to read to them often. You can start the day they are born with short stories or poems. Some babies and children really enjoy being read to even at such a young age. When children start to notice their surroundings more point things out to them. Tell them what things are stating color, size, and other information to describe what they are seeing. This stage is incredibly easy to teach. The most important thing to remember is that each child is different, and because of this each child will learn different things at a different pace.