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Alpharetta Child Care: How you can promote brain development through play and nurture

Posted on 06-20-2014

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At birth, your infant has undeveloped potential and will start a journey that should stimulate the brain to develop vital neural synapses. These synapses play a vital role in developing language, reasoning, planning and social skills. To ensure that this development progresses as strongly as possible, engage your child in the following brain boosting activities at home:

1. Interact using language: Whether you sing to your child, imitate their noises, or talk your way through changing their diaper, using language is key to brain stimulation. This helps infants to realize that language is integral to the world and and an important interaction.

2. Encourage movement: Infants are just beginning to learn the motor skills essential to everything from walking to holding a crayon. Helping your child to clap or high-five, and responding positively to all the gestures he or she makes are all great ways to teach your infant motor skills and encourage physical growth.

3. Sights, sounds, smells, textures and tastes: Your child will use all five senses to explore the world around them, and every new stimulus encourages brain growth. Age-appropriate toys with different textures, shapes and colors help infants to explore different sensations. Visits to new locations, such as parks, shops or homes of loved ones provide an infant with new sights, sounds and smells to process. If you are looking for great educational toys that are ideal for your child's age, try the Lakeshore store. This online store has been providing educational toys to children for over 60 years.

4. Repeat: Children learn through repetition, so it is important that you repeat positive interaction and activity with your infant whether it is playing with a soft toy, playing peek-a-boo, or even saying your child's name. Do these things over again several times to reinforce the senses. It is also important, however, to know when to stop to avoid over stimulating your child. The limit for your child will be dependent on their unique personality and the activity, but signs to watch for are looking away or becoming restless.

If you are looking for a child care center that understands the importance of early childhood development and shares the same goals for helping your child to reach his or her potential, visit Kids 'R' Kids Learning Academy of East Roswell in Alpharetta, Georgia. At our academy, we exceed the standards of traditional daycares by providing exceptional support to parents as well as their children. We teach and nurture your child in our state-of-the-art facility. For more information about our exclusive nursery[1] program for infants or about our facility, please contact us today.


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