Intelligent, smart kid!! You might also be thinking about right… But wait, a newborn does not come with an intelligence level tag with him. It’s you who are more or less responsible for the raised IQ of your kid. A genius is not only a person who can think, it’s the person who makes others wonder, and every parent wants to stimulate the cognitive powers of the kid. This is what that has become a necessity today. Everywhere they need to face intelligence tests. Now the question is how you are going to help your kid in boosting his mental powers and intellect.
Imagination is equally important as intelligence. The high-tech fascinating toys in the market play no role in enhancing the creative thing. Here are some helpful ways through which you can help your kid.
You can start helping your baby from your pregnancy months.Taking healthy, nutritional diet and avoiding drugs help you to have a healthy and smart child. Zinc is needed for brain development. Iron helps to deliver oxygen to the baby. So you need a proper intake of all these elements.This also prevents premature delivery. Also exercising is also good for baby’s development.
When the baby is awake, try involving him in different tasks. Talk to him, though sounds funny, but this helps. Infants start recognizing facial expressions at an age of 3 or 4 months. These first formative months are extremely crucial. For example, Point your finger towards things, soon the baby will also start tracing the pattern and following, this is called as involvement. Try teaching him about cause and effect like what happens when you switch off the buttons. Allow him to think and make choices like keep boxes of different colors and let him choose.
Music has the unseen powers that have a long-lasting effect. Use it. It will help in learning how to concentrate. Sing with him. Introduce him to a musical instrument. Let him learn. Just show your interest in his things. This will help in building confidence in him.
Hmm!! So what is the evergreen formula of refreshing yourself? The answer is that use no formulae, no tricks, have a good sleep and you are Ok. Just like this your baby also needs a proper sleep. Every one less hour of sleep cuts down two cognitive years. Active sleep is the time of neuronal brain development. After a good sleep, the brain works at a rapid pace. Don’t take the problem of sleep deprivation in your child lightly. Consult the doctor about it.
Have you ever wondered why the grandma is always known for her stories and all? No!! Fine, Do it now. This is a well-known fact that reading something or narrating things to kids, help in their cognitive development though for the new moms it seems a daunting thing, it’s not. Babies do pay attention when we try to involve them. Reading a book helps in building the vocabulary that later leads them to be a good writer as well.
Remember one thing, never compare. Comparing your kid with others just lowers down his moral. Make him feel that you believe him. Show your support to him. Take interest. This seems redundant but this leads to the most important partner of intelligence and that is SELF- CONFIDENCE. Self-confidence can be defined as one’s capability to prove one’s intelligence.
It will make your kid look smart in the crowd. Self-confident people have their own charm and it’s you only who can feed them with self-confidence. Teach them to keep their point and how to prove themselves. This is what makes difference between average and successful people.Average human brain increases from 70% of its weight to 90% b/w the ages of 2 years to 6 years.This is the reason that there is a huge development in motor skills at this age.
So this is the time in which the IQ develops. Keep your full focus on him. The development during this age is going to decide his future.
The key point of the above quote is- CHALLENGE. YES!! Give challenges to the kid. Make him learn how to conquer different levels. These may be Sudoku challenges or solving puzzles.
Challenges play the main role in building a strong character. Make your kid prepared for the challenges in life. Expose him to the outer world. Clue him in.
Control the addiction towards the TV. Do not ban completely, but one thing that you need to take care is that they watch meaningful things. We have every type of programs present, now it depends on you what you consider as good for your kids. Also, there are many better options for TV present, like outdoor games. I consider outdoor games are the best options. Take them out with you. Take them to garden regularly. Let them play out. This is necessary for both physical and mental development. Go on walks with him. Make him aware of the benefits of Exercising. Exercising helps in brain development as well as making him physically fit. Healthy minds are the successful ones.
Our friends and colleagues are from one of the most effective persons in our life. Similarly, kids have a direct effect of the circle in which they are engaged in and it’s your duty to ensure the good environment for your kid. Don’t spy but find out some other ways of knowing his friends like arranging house parties etc.
Many parents are in the fear of the social effect on their kids and they don’t socialize them much or prevent them from interacting with people. See everything has its own advantages and some flaws. It doesn’t mean that we are going to mark a ban instead we should teach how to see the good in everything. Interacting with people help in building social intelligence which is also necessary to survive in this hi-fi world.
Though the excess of everything is bad. So Just keep a control and let him involve.
So these are some helpful ideas to boost your child’s intellect and mental level through just some changes in your usual habits that can make your child different. A proper amount of stimulation and some efforts are needed to enhance the mental capabilities of your child that are really helpful for him in future.
- Written ByGeetika Singh