Is intelligence really hereditary? There are already lots of speculations about the root cause of having a smart kid. Some would say that it develops overtime while others would say that it comes in the genes. But for all we know, there really are gifted kids who effortlessly learn things that haven’t been taught in school which should be learned above their age group. However, whatever the real reason is, there are several ways for us to contribute to the intelligence of our child which can be done through the following steps:
Start as early as in your tummy
What we know is that parents should have started to entertain their child as early as they are still inside their tummy. But what most people do not know about the rationale of doing this is to help your child develop their bond with parents along with their intellect. As most moms would notice, once they will talk to their child while it is still inside their tummy, the child’s reaction is to kick or to move. By this, we can say that they are not just doing their thing inside but also are learning to listen, but also to feel and recognize the voice of the one talking to them.
Continue to develop the learning
After you gave birth, never stop to teach your baby. It does not necessarily mean that you have to teach them grade school subjects but to help them recognize things. Say for instance, with the use of pack and play, you can teach them to recognize hanging objects and learn to listen to its sounds. Exposing them to these as early as one month on wards will help them develop their intellectual thinking.
Constant exposure to educational materials
There are lots of educational materials that are compatible for the age of your child. What you can do is to help them recognize such things for them to be familiarized with it. There is no need for you to be in a hurry though, but helping them through playing is already a good start. You can even use educational tapes for them to listen to like the ABC and counting numbers.
Do not pressure them
Normally, what a child will do is to play and play. There is no need for you to make them learn immediately the things that you have taught them. It would really take time for them to understand and comprehend with what you are saying. In time, you will learn to appreciate the things that you have taught in a way that they will learn how to recognize it.
Talk to them
Babies may not know how to talk yet, but they are listening. Talking to them is a good practice for them to easily understand the things that you are referring. Also, it was clinically proven that once you are exposing the child to frequent conversations, this will aid them to learn how to speak the baby way (in a murmuring like manner).