Five Simple Strategy to Raising Smart Kids
During the initial few months (and years) of life, your little one’s brain is more like an empty slate – it absorbs and accepts everything that’s written on it.
This is exactly why it is extremely important to instil the right habits and engage your kid’s senses in such a way that it encourages more brain connections to form. We want to do our best to raise smart kids.
Do you wonder how to help your child think outside the box?
These 5 strategies will help you as a parent raise smart kids.
Choose Intelligent Games For Your Kids.
Choose toys that are developmentally appropriate for your child’s age.
If it is too advanced for him, he might get frustrated with how difficult it is to play, and he will abandon it. Worse, it may even injure him. If the toy is for a younger age, he will find it boring.
When you give your chosen toy to your child, don’t just hand it to him and then shoo him off to play.
Play with your child, explain how the toy works and what’s fun about it. Playing with your kid makes him feel loved, and this enhances his learning. Also, observe if he really gets interested. If not, the toy may be too advanced for him. Keep it until he is ready for it.
2. Introduce Music.
Plain and simple: research show music lessons make kids smarter.
Make music a part of your child’s life – Studies have shown that listening to music can boost memory, attention, motivation and learning. It can also lower stress that is destructive to your kid’s brain. A study has also shown that children’s brains develop faster with music training.
3. Unleash His/Her Creative Side.
4. Be Generous With Playtime
5. Encourage Reading
Don’t Read To Your Kids, Read With Them. Got a little one who is learning to read?
Don’t let them just stare at the pictures in a book while you do all the reading. Call attention to the words. Read with them, not to them. Research shows it helps build their reading skills.