Early Brain Development
Motherhood is joy and blessing but it's a great responsibility too, to nurture the baby to a caring and compassionate person. A mother has to take care of not just physical needs of the baby but to provide mental and emotional support as well. Kids are young individuals who can achieve a lot if proper care and attention are given to them. The first three years are the formative years and the things learnt at this age stays with them forever.
17 March, 2020
I always talked to my daughter right from the time she was in my womb. When she was born and began responding to me and began talking to her even more as I knew she would understand and repeat after me eventually. I used to talk to my daughter in Hindi and told my husband to speak to her in English. My mother in law used to communicate with her in our mother tongue that is Bhojpuri. I had read that a kid can learn upto six languages by the age of five years. The more we speak to them the more familiar they get in the language finally responding to it. My daughter was fluent in three languages by the age of four years and it often surprised people.
One of the essential sectors of early learning is picture books. When my daughter turned six months, I bought snuggle cloth books for her and I found her gazing at the pictures and banging her fists at the pictures she liked. After one year, I got board books for her and started telling her about the objects in the pictures and soon she started repeating after me recognising them. Bed time stories become a part of our daily routine which we still follow.
Toys play a great role in early learning process. Rattles attract infants with their sound. Stacking toys and rings are a great engagement for toddlers. My daughter used to sit for a long time stacking the blocks according to size and slowly her interest grew in building blocks which helps in hand eye coordination. Pretend toys help them know about the life skills. So, doctor sets and kitchen sets are a must for every child.
Whichever way we choose to make them learn things, the key is to spend more and more time with them. Learn about their interest and make them understand things their way. Always encourage and appreciate their efforts however small and insignificant they may be and this way we will surely raise a mentally strong and confident child.
About Priyanka Rai
I am a dental surgeon, an army wife and a mother of a 30 months old daughter grooming her round the clock. Writing is my passion and when not writing I love to spend my time in the company of books and my daughter.My life changed completely two and a half years ago when my daughter was born. From being a working woman to a full-time mother was a tremendous transition but I cherish every moment of it. From the moment when I held her first till the time, I walked her to playschool every moment has been sheer bliss. I love talking to her, reading books to her and capturing her different moods and moments.
This is personal experience and point of view of Mrs Priyanka Rai as a mother. Happy Motherhood does not take responsibility for the contents and those not necessarily represent point of view of Happy Motherhood