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Baby’s brain power

Baby’s brain power

Most of the brain’s cells are formed before birth, but most of the connections among the cells are made during infancy and early childhood. It is the synapses and connections between the cells that determines how quickly information leaps between brain cells. In general, the thicker the outer sheath of the brain cell becomes and the more dendrites and synapses the brain has, the greater its processing power. More pathways mean information can travel in several ways, opening the door to faster and more complex thinking. And these pathways can only be brought along with usage! From birth the brain...

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Do you know that your baby can’t see colour at birth?

Do you know that your baby can’t see colour at birth?

New-borns can see from birth, just not as clearly as an older child or adult. Kwon (Kwon 2018) noted that at this age, the neurological pathways of the retina's rods (cells responsible for detecting black and white) are more developed than the pathways of its cones (cells responsible for detecting colour). Until your child is about six months of age, he or she will respond best to bold, contrasting colours and graphics. That’s why it’s important to provide your baby with toys or stimulation material that are the visual extremes of black, white and red (Doman & Doman 2005:60). These...

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What are the basics of baby stimulation?

What are the basics of baby stimulation?

Babies LOVE to learn! According to Brillbaby (n.d.) baby's brain is hardwired for learning, making babies the most avid students in the world. What's more, babies and small children carry none of the baggage that comes from being sent to school and being subjected to quizzes, tests and examinations. For babies, learning is pure enjoyment.    Stimulation should never be forced Regular stimulation is important, but not to the point of forcing. Above all, your child should enjoy the learning process. Practise stimulation activities only when your baby is receptive and end it before your baby loses interest. Play is...

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How your baby’s brain develop before birth

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How your baby’s brain develop before birth

 

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