How Can You Nurture Your Child's Brain?
In order to nurture the brain, one has to train and expose the mind at a very young age and parents play a big role in this.
Our brains are designed in a way that it anticipates certain things naturally. Air, Light, Languages, Food, and even the need for social interaction. However, there are other factors that contribute to these expectations as well. Introduction of new languages, things, environment, being incapable of social life are such examples that shape the brain.
Here are 4 tips on how you can nurture your child’s brain.
1) What Would Your Brain Expect?
As an adult, you are aware of how the brain works. So ask yourself, in order for my child’s brain to be exposed in the right way, what would the brain expect? What approach should I take to create a positive mindset? How can I keep my child engaged that he/she would enjoy?
2) Limit Toys and Screen Time
Limit non-interactive toys that your child cannot learn from. A whole range of engaging and educational toys are available in the market. Children have a natural attraction and affinity towards technology. In order to minimize any negative impact on the brain, it’s best to limit their usage of non-educational toys and shows.
3) Build Trust and Connect
Social interaction is crucial for the brain and it’s best if parents and siblings are the first point of contact to connect with. Through their everyday interactions with you, children learn languages, habits, social cues, etc. This builds trust and they can interact better as they grow.
4) Outdoor Play
Spending more time with nature or in an open environment helps to expose the brain in various ways. The child feels more connected with nature and this calms the brain. Exercising and playing outside has benefits that are not only physical but also psychological.
What other tips have you got?
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