Ten little fingers, ten little toes.. your little bundle of joy is here. You have planned each and every detail of the nursery, the outfits, the maternity and delivery photoshoot and of course had your second birth - AS A MOTHER !!
With sleepless nights and numerous diaper changes, you will still enjoy each moment of love, care, warmth and amazement that you have a little miracle in your arms.
Your little one will grow by leaps and bounds, this is time of great growth. That tiny, helpless newborn is growing up, and each day brings another amazing milestone. Babies develop skills quickly during the first year, and it can be hard to know if your baby is on track. All babies master these skills at their own pace. Within this range of normal, you can watch for some common milestones.
Today, we discuss Cognitive development. Cognitive development is characterized by the way a child learns, acquires knowledge and interacts with his surrounding environment. Different cognitive skills are acquired as a baby through the childhood phase which need to meet certain developmental milestones. As a parent, you can encourage your baby’s and child’s cognitive development in the areas of memory, concentration, attention and perception.
Right from birth, children are aware of their surroundings and want to explore them. As your child plays and interacts with the people and objects around him, he learns about his body, his home and the world around him.
Here are Cognitive Milestones for the first BIG year -
The child will learn to use and poke his index finger for many of the day-to-day activities. Putting hings in a container and taking them out will be his favourite game.
How to Boost Cognitive Development -
As we conclude, the first of many articles on the series for cognitive development, the only thing I will always advise is that “Development and learning can take place anywhere and everywhere. Important thing is you need to keep a lookout and not miss the opportunity”.
Also read: Pre-literacy: Non Verbal Cognitive Skills