Infant Brain Exercises To Develop The IQ Of Your Baby
- Vision: Show the mirror and interact, play peek-a-boo.
- Hearing: Let the baby hear various sounds for e.g. mother’s voice, father’s voice, other family members, toys (eg. Rattler), soft / soothing music or another child’s voice.
- Tactile: Introduce different textures such as cotton, silk, hard surfaces, soft objects (e.g. sponges or other soft toys). Play with water, soap and bubbles.
- Language: Imitate the child’s cues and words. Make the child understand back and forth interaction and spoken words. Share attention towards static as well as moving objects such as a chair or a flying bird.
- Cognition: Let the child look and track the movement of the object. Introduce colours and tell your child their names.
- Vision: Introduce animals, fruits, flowers and other objects in real and through pictures.
- Hearing: Let the baby hear more complex sounds which emphasize on language, such as nursery rhymes.
- Tactile: Crumpling paper and unfolding the crumpled paper. Let the child touch food items of different colours. Also introduce them to painting, using crayons or through finger-painting.
- Language: Introduce specific phrases such as saying ‘bye’ while waving goodbye, saying ‘hi’, saying ‘mamma’, ‘dada’ and other common words. Continue imitating and interacting back and forth.
- Cognition: Help the child play hide and seek. Let the child hide toys and find them back.
Introduce sorting and functions of various objects. Engage in pretend play, (for e.g. telephone talk or horseback ride)
- Motor: Let the child do tasks that build gross motor skills, for e.g. throwing balls; sitting on a trolley and being moved around, moving in and out of a cardboard box, using stairs, jumping on the bed, etc. Fine motor tasks should also be encouraged e.g. building / breaking blocks, opening containers, scribbling, connecting toys, turning pages, etc.
- Sensory: Let the child smell different scents in food and other objects. Explore through senses, for example water-play, swinging, dancing to music; wrapping / unwrapping; blowing and sucking; using household objects.
- Language: Imitate specific words, sounds, expressions. Give simple commands and small tasks to the child to compete. Point things out to the child in books, and in the surroundings and label them. Teach the child to indicate wants through speech.
- Cognition: Play hide and seek. Play / help the child put 2-3 shapes in a shape sorter. Let the child stack three blocks /toys, let him place the toys in the container. Show ‘problem-solving’: e.g. using the string to reach and get an object.
- Social: Let the child identify three body parts (help the child). Play ‘Ring around the Rosie’. Let him interact with other children; teach dressing and self-feeding.
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