Children’s brain development is always the concern of parents. In the first years, support from the family contributes significantly to the development of children later. One of the ways to help children’s brains work better is to talk hard. When being talked to, the baby will learn to communicate early, even speak. This helps the nerves vibrate and transmit information more quickly.
1. Reasons why early communication affects children’s brain development
According to a study on babies, 3 months old is the time when babies begin to interact with everything around them. At this time, if children receive a lot of interaction from relatives, it will have a significant influence on brain development later.
Early studies suggest that infants will approach the environment through colors and sounds. These two forms help the baby’s sense of smell and vision develop. At the same time, if supported early, the child will quickly have awareness and speak earlier than peers of the same age.
To demonstrate this, the researchers conducted an experimental test with infants 3 to 4 months old. Groups of children will be used different methods for the same time and be compared statistically after the study is over.
The final results showed that when infants were exposed to pictures and sounds, they were attracted to them. The sounds and colors attract children’s attention. Over time, they form a natural reflex. However, when comparing the group of children with only audio or visual access, there is a difference. The cognitive development ability of the group of children who have access to images is far superior.
Therefore, scientists continue to develop research topics. They hope that the future will give the most reasonable answer to the meaning of the human voice. This will be a great study to help us educate children early and support their brain development.
2. Things children should achieve according to each age milestone
At each age, the baby will form a certain ability. However, early or late cases will occur when affected by external circumstances. And the main reason is the attention and instruction of parents. Here are 3 milestones in the first year of your child’s life that parents should know.
2.1 The first three months
During the first 3 months after birth, babies begin to expressly listen to sounds. Therefore, you will find your baby excited as well as happy when being talked to by parents or someone in the family. When listening to you, your baby will either brood intently or laugh out loud. This is also a way to help your child maintain a happy attitude. At the same time, the baby is less fussy, the mother will not stress leading to postpartum depression.
By the 2nd month, your baby will say some simple sounds like u or a. It’s the baby’s way of notifying you that he’s talking to you. I still listen to and understand that story. Sometimes you will feel that I am saying a specific word like ra, mam, mam. That is a testament to the fact that children can speak early when they are taught to communicate at an early age.
2.2 The next four months
By the first three months, most babies know how to roll. Moreover, the baby’s ability to imitate easy-to-read sounds and words is also improved. You can start teaching your baby to say single words now. Your baby may not be able to say it right away, but if you listen to it every day, he will remember and quickly say it.
At this time, the baby’s eyes begin to be flexible and see more clearly than at birth. If combined with sounds and images, the baby will remember and recognize objects. You can also teach your baby some feeling words so that when you warn him he will know and stay away. More importantly, take the time to tell stories or read books to your child. This is a good habit that should be developed early in life.
2.3 From 8 to 12 months
This is a period that marks a huge and extremely important development in the first year of your baby. Your child will begin to pronounce 1-2 syllable words depending on the difficulty of each word. He knows how to say hello when he meets someone and says what he needs.
Especially, the baby can call the title or the name of some family members. Your baby’s grip and leg muscles begin to develop rapidly. Children will learn to imitate what they see.
At this time, there is a lot of development, and need more attention and support. Baby begins to like dancing and singing. The baby also knows how to hold the handle so that he can scoop the rice on his own. However, even if the child can be independent, he should still have support from his family. If your child can’t do it all, don’t be sad. Every baby’s body is different, but if you persevere, you will get good results.
3. Tips for parents to support their child’s brain development
The fact that we teach children to communicate at an early age doesn’t just begin when the baby is born. In pregnancy, from week 20, babies can interact with normal lip sounds. The sounds babies hear while in the womb will help them feel more secure when they are born. That’s why babies love to hear mom or dad talk after they’re born.
Your baby’s brain contains many nerve fibers that connect to the hands and feet. In addition to teaching children to communicate early, teach them grasping and motor skills. When children are exercised regularly, they will be able to absorb better. The brain is also stimulated to function and develop faster.
Children’s brain development is promoted based on love. We all know the sacred maternal love. When the baby feels the comfort and love of the mother, the baby will feel secure. When the child’s psychology is stable, creativity and memory also improve.
When your baby cries, try to calm the discomfort. Sometimes a baby’s cry makes adults unhappy or tired. But please refrain from patiently coaxing your child, then he will understand and won’t cry anymore. That is the result that marks the success of the mother in helping the baby to form awareness.
Because children under 1-year-old only use emotions and cries as messages. Try massaging your baby when he’s upset. Relaxing to help blood circulation will help the baby not to cry and also stimulate the brain to work better.
In the first year, babies will see and learn what their parents aim for. Therefore, you need to grasp and guide children. Always be there to help me when I need it. The brain development of children is not small when parents take the time to help their children communicate early.