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What advice would you give to a new parent who wants to encourage the best cognitive outcomes for their child?

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago
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    Stop using "baby talk" to the baby when they reach six months old.  Talk to your baby in simple sentences with the correct language structure and correct pronunciations.  Having a strong start with their basic language skills is a great first step.  You don't want to teach your child to talk twice.

    Read to your baby often.

    As the child gets older, (one to three years old), many basic skills can be taught during playing.  Counting, colors, and even basic addition can be taught while playing with a variety of common toys that most toddlers have.  Never pass up the chance to mix a little learning in with play time.  

    But, remember that a child's attention span is fairly short, so avoid forcing anything.  If they aren't having fun, then you're trying to hard.  

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  • Jill
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    Talk to and read to your child from birth. 

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