The brain is an organ that has soft nervous tissues which are usually contained in the skull of vertebrates. The brain functions as the coordinating center of sensation, nervous activity and intellectual. The brain is the most complex organ in the body and in a human being; the cerebral cortex is estimated to contain fifteen to thirty-three billion neurons.
You Baby's Brain
During the birth of the baby, the brain is estimated to contain one hundred neurons. Then during the first years of the baby, the baby is said to grow trillions of brain cell connections which is known as neural synapses. The rule for brain wiring is to use it or lose it but the synapses are not wired together and through stimulation they are lost during baby’s school year. The baby’s brain does not have some neurological hard wiring, and it is more vulnerable as compared to the brains of adult people. The most surprising thing is that the toddler’s brain has twice neural connections as compared to that of an adult brain.
When a person provides loving, language experience for the baby will enable the neural connections and pathway the chances to become wired together. In doing so, the baby will acquire language, planning skills, and reasoning. There are many ways of boosting the brain power of the baby; these include the following.
Giving Physical Health Before The Baby is Born
Pregnant mothers are advice to stay healthy and to be aware of some drugs that can destruct the brain of the baby in utero. Babies who are born by mothers who are drug abuse most have problems with learning, and they act with unprovoked aggressive behavior. Research has shown that cigarette smoking during the time of pregnancy leads to a lower fourth-grade score. This, in general, will affect the brain in terms of learning.
A person needs to choose the developmental approaches that will enable the child to interact and explore. These developmental approaches can be like using toys; these toys help the brain of the baby to learn the relationship between the effect and causes. The baby brain will also improve in terms of reasoning and connect information. Playing the games with the baby that involves hands, the babies response well so as to learn sequential of that game
Respond When Your Baby Cries
Mothers are required to respond promptly when their baby cries, by nurturing and reassuring the baby. This is very important because it builds a positive brain circuitry particularly in the limbic area of the brain. The limbic area is usually related to emotions. When cuddling and calm holding the baby when he cries day- to- day, the baby will intimate the engagement, and this will be the signal emotional security in to the brain.
Foster Early Passion For Books
For the brain of the baby to develop well a mother needs to foster an early passion to books. A person needs to choose a book a large book with very many pictures. Share the pictures with the baby by pointing them and making noise during that time of sharing. However, encourage the toddler to talk about the books. It is believed that baby’s receptive language is very important than expressive language.