hi all, just wanting to hear from other mums what things they do with their mini me's to help get their little thinkers going. I am having a lot of fun with DS, but I would like to get some inspiration to do things I may not have come up with myself. So what brain games do you do with your tots?
EDIT I should probably also mention DS is 6 months so walking and talking hasn't quite started.
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10-10-2016 07:22 #1
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10-10-2016 07:42 #2
I do a lot of just asking questions while doing things. "what colour is this shirt" while getting them dressed. "How many sausages am I cooking" when doing dinner. "What animal makes this sound". That kind of stuff. Just incorporate it into everything.
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10-10-2016 08:21 #3
We used to count the stairs as we walked up and down them since DS was about 6 months old and as soon as he could speak he used to count them as well ( funny watching a 18 month old counting to ten!) plus any time you talk about things mention their colours and shapes ( the white clouds look fluffy in the blue sky, the green grass , the yellow banana , the round ball, the rectangle book ect) DS was really good at shapes and colours and numbers really early as my mum especially used very descriptive words , also we would read road signs in the car ( speed limits. stop signs etc ) then obviously reading to them, we always ( and still do now at 5, but he can read to us now!) read a bedtime story since he was a baby which I think is really important
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10-10-2016 08:26 #4
Just talk to him through everything you're doing. "One leg in, two legs in" while dressing him etc.
At that age, you could start introducing things like stacking blocks. They love knocking them down and it's teaching cause and effect.
Shape balls (the red and blue Tupperware ones) are good. While he most likely wouldn't be able to put any of the shapes in the holes yet, it's a good chance to talk about shapes and he will be paying close attention to you putting the shapes in.
Their minds are sponges and they are absorbing so much information just from small activities and interactions, so just keep the communication up
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10-10-2016 08:28 #5Senior Member
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Also I have started reading a book with my 6mo. Of course it is not a long book. But changjng voices and actions keeps her interested for a bit.
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10-10-2016 08:44 #6
I actually remember using a shape ball when I was little! Totally forgot about them until now, back to the toy store I go!
We have been reading books since day dot, reading is part of his bedtime routine, I bought the alphaprint books from Kmart, they are fantastic. I am so looking forward to when he is old enough to read himself, I bought the who, what, when, where and why books before I was even trying for a baby because I loved them as a kid, I picked one every night and we learned about a new thing, then I would recite that information over and over to anyone who would listen.
Isn't it fun shaping a tiny brain? Not that my life didn't have purpose but life is so much more fulfilling with a kid.
10-10-2016 08:53 #7
I have read lots that says unstructured, independent play in nature is by far the best thing for children's brain development. So for us bush walks and fostering a love of animals and the outdoors. X
10-10-2016 09:16 #8Senior Member
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Just let him be a baby
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