Will Your Baby Grow Up To Be A Future Einstein ?

by Medindia Content Team on  April 3, 2004 at 9:58 AM General Health News   - G J E 4
Will Your Baby Grow Up To Be A Future Einstein ?
More than 360,000 babies are born everyday on the planet .For a smarter baby, experts say it's not all in the books ,emotional development plays a big role in raising intelligent kids.

Researchers say we need to realize that our emotions are the fuel that gives rise to social behavior but also to different levels of intelligence. Genetics also plays a role, but its future is not written in his DNA.

Besides parent-child interaction, there are other ways to increase baby brain power :

1) Breast-feeding is good for a baby -- and most specialists say they believe it's also good for a baby's developing brain. Those who had been breast-fed for seven to nine months scored higher on IQ tests than those breast-fed for one month or less, according to a study in the Journal of the American Medical Association in May.

2) Listening to music was once thought to enhance math skills. A 1999 Harvard medical school analysis of more than a dozen studies doesn't support this claim, but music and dancing can be excellent ways to interact.

3) Other research shows infants can learn basic sign language even before they speak. These infants appear to grow up a little smarter, but some experts say they think the benefit is due to increased parent-child interaction.

4) Baby reading lessons are growing in popularity. The makers of video, books and flash cards aimed at the very young claim to sometimes have 2-year-olds reading simple children's books by themselves. Some experts support these programs, while others oppose them.

Researchers thus conclude saying , if parents do a little bit of looking at books with their children and inspire them to be curious about the pictures and ... what the word means, but don't get into very structured systematic teaching at too early an age and also interact emotionally and have fun with pretend play ... it would be ideal.

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