Infant care and early education are some of the most important parts of parenting. You can’t just wait for your children to grow up and learn everything about the world through school lessons. You have to provide individualized infant care to your child and set them up for not only a successful childhood, but for a successful life well after school.
From the time your child is born until they are three years old, they will have experienced the fastest rate of brain development that a human ever does. That means that almost every interaction, especially as they grow and become more aware, is an opportunity for childhood education. Babies are born with so much eagerness to learn, and in the first few years of life, play is the best way for your child to learn.
That doesn’t mean, however, that you can simply buy some so-called educational toys and call it a day. Instead, talk to your child, telling them about your surroundings: name colors and shapes, read signs out loud, count with them, sing to them. And then watch as they soak it all up.
One of the best and most rewarding ways to prepare your child for a successful school career and beyond is to read to them when they are young. Reading is a great bonding activity that will strengthen your relationship with your child because it’s such an intimate, one-on-one activity. Start a regular schedule by reading to your child on a consistent basis and stick to it. As your child grows, it’s likely that she will want to read to you, too, as she begins to master the skill of sounding out words and understanding language.
Providing infant child care with a focus on education at home will help improve your child’s brain power. Reading to your infant has been shown to significantly improve their vocabulary as well, because there is a direct link between how many words a baby hears a day and their overall language ability.
If you want assistance with professional infant care, contact Growing Room Child Development Centers today!