Infant Stimulation, it is important, first, to dispel the myths that
babies only eat, sleep and excrete; that they donít see well; cant hear
at all; and in general donít know whatís going on around them until
they are three months old.
We must replace
those myths with these eight revolutionary proven facts of life.
one year of age, 70 percent of brain development is completed. Babyís
mind grows faster in the first year of life than it will ever again.
respond to their motherís heartbeat and voice while still in the
to six weeks before birth, fetuses actively use their senses of taste,
touch, sight, hearing and movement, as documented by changes in fetal
the first two hours after birth, newborns maintain alertness longer
than they will for the next two months.
Stimulation can help babies sounds and facial movements like tongue
thrusts when only four days old, recognize a simple word at only nine
months, and construct complete sentences before eighteen months.
have a biological need to learn
stimulation provided during the first twelve months has more impact on
the brainís growth than at any other time in babyís future life.
six months of age, a full 50 percent of babyís brain growth has