Can music really make our babies smarter? Many parents and educators believe music certainly has the power to stimulate the growth and development of all areas of a child's brain. Music can boost emotional development by calming and soothing a baby; it can stimulate language development through exposure to repeated, elongated words and syllables, pitch and tones. Rhythm … [Read more...] about Myths and Facts on the Mozart Effect
From singing to baby, to dancing with baby, to exploring sounds and sound production with baby, music can be incorporated in practically every part of a baby's daily routine. Not only does this encourage her optimal growth and development, but also above all, can enhance powerful bonding between you and your baby. There are endless ways that parents can best expose their baby … [Read more...] about Best Music for Babies
Did you know that you can boost your baby's brain development by feeding him certain kinds of fat? The most rapid brain growth occurs during pregnancy the first year of life. Your baby's brain triples in size by his first birthday. During this critical stage in the development of his central nervous system growth, the brain will use as much as 60% of the total calories … [Read more...] about Why your Baby Needs Fats
Recent research has shown that babies are far smarter than we give them credit for.At four weeks gestation, before we even knew we were pregnant, the fetus' neurons are developing at a rate of 250,000 a minute. At birth, he has over 100 billion neurons. And by the time he is eight months old, his brain has already formed 1,000 trillion synapses. That's twice more than what … [Read more...] about 9 Ways to Build Your Baby’s Brain
Studies show that babies can learn even inside the womb! By the 28th week of pregnancy, your child has perfectly functioning hearing and can even pick up the sound of horns, music, and your voice. Ultrasounds even show fetuses 'startling' whenever they hear a loud noise, or turning towards a light source. Here are some ways to stimulate your baby's brain during pregnancy. … [Read more...] about 5 Ways to Teach Your Baby—in the Womb!