From as young an age as possible share books with your child – cloth books, card books, paper books, any book you can lay your hands on and which is suitable for her age. Talk to her about the pictures and allow her to feel the pages. Wait for her to lose interest rather than you deciding the session should end. If she always wants the same book, it’s because she hasn’t finished learning from it yet, so let her have it.
You can talk to infants about taking care of books, but expect there to be some rough treatment. Your aim at this point is to engage with her (my previous blog) and to arouse her interest in Continue reading
Engaging with your child means not leaving him just doing his own thing all the time. But it doesn’t mean interfering either!
You can start by doing everything you can to make sure that your baby feels totally loved and secure. Use distractions imaginatively for stimulating his intelligence. He’s here on Earth to learn! If you don’t consciously and in full awareness choose what he learns from, he’ll make his own choices which you may not like as he becomes more independent. Show him books as soon as he can focus.
In time, share your own interests and your chores. Make it fun! This will cultivate a drive within him to Continue reading