Whiz kids with high IQs and striking sharp brains are the one who get all the limelight these days. Is it because they have been conditioned to grow to become smart or are they really blessed by God to be so? Well, the secret to a child being a smart kid does lie in the very foundations in fact. The right kind of upbringing comprehensive of a good diet and proper conditioning are the necessary factors that make a child smart and intelligent. Of course, the divine does have a small role to play in this but yours in this case is a larger one! Here is how you too can make your kid a smarter one. Just use these tips and pointers and see the difference for yourself!
The Crib is Where you Start from:
The foundations for your child’s smartness would be laid in the crib itself and hence, you need to make sure that you use the correct kind of language with your toddler. Make use of numbers, gestures and compelling games a lot while you talk to your toddler. At the same time, instead of singing melodies from movies, sing nursery rhymes and other knowledge-boosting, rhythmic verses that your child can enjoy, yet learn from. Alongside, make sure that you don’t let stress affect your child. Raise your child with lots of love and care so that he/she feels protected and secure at all times.
Introduce Books Early
Books are a man’s best friend and that too from a very early age. Hence, let your child be introduced to books, even before he/she makes any real friends in life. Read books to them even before they can read themselves; this would instill an interest in them to read and learn from books. This habit, if imparted early, can give the child a lifelong hobby of reading and would help your child excel at his/her studies.
Having conversations with your child is regarded as a good way to know what all is going on in his/her life. At the same time, it allows them to develop their communication skills and language ability. Additionally, your sessions of communication would let your child realize the importance of talking and hence, he/she would be able to indulge in healthy and meaningful communications in the future as well.
Make the Child feel Loved
For a child, your expression of love is not just a hug, kiss or a cuddle, but it allows him/her to feel safe and secure; a feeling that children require more than anything else from you. It has been found that children who feel secure are less stressed and hence, can develop to their full potential in life. Eventually, this allows them to achieve all milestones as they grow up.
Permit a Considerable Playtime to the Child
As they say, ‘all work and no play, makes Jack a dull boy’, it is important that you allow your child to play while you give him/her the daily dose of learning. The playtime of your child not only helps him/her relax but also boosts his/her physical, mental and emotional development. While playing, your child interacts with various other kids and even discovers a great number of objects; which in itself is a great amount of learning and that too, in a fun way! And don’t forget, your child even exercises his/her body while playing, which is very important for his/her healthy growth and development.
Provide Proper Nutrition
To have a sharp mind and high intelligence, your child needs to be eating right, which means that the diet he/she consumes should be composed of all the essential nutrients. The most significant nutrients in the child’s diet would be minerals and vitamins which make the brain sharp and help in maintaining healthy metabolism in the body. At the same time, the child should consume ample milk and milk products which not only help the child have a strong body but also provide for its mind’s healthy growth. Fresh vegetables and fruits should also be an essential part of your child’s diet if you need him/her to be smarter.
Introduce Learning Computer Games
Technological help, in the form of computer games and learning puzzles, can also be sought in order to ensure that your child grows to become healthier and smarter. Let your child solve puzzles and riddles on the computer and even allow him/her to get involved with alphabet and number-based games so that he/she can learn these in a fun and non-monotonous way.
Inspire your Child with your Behavior
The biggest inspiration for your child would always be you; hence make sure that you set a good example for him/her at all times. If you need your child to be smart, it is important that you show him/her how smart you too are. This can be done by letting the child know how you conduct your daily work and by spending more and more time with them. At the same time, you may also ask the child to join you in small-little tasks which would allow you two to spend time together and even let him/her know how you do your daily tasks.
Let the Child have a Healthy Sleep
As a parent, you should know that it is important for your child to sleep as it is to play and study; hence, allow your child to have a good sleep in the night and even in the noon; if the child is too small or has to wake up very early in the morning. Sleep relaxes the mind and allows it to cool down after all the activities of the day. Sleeping, hence, is a way to recharge the brain so that all the sensations and thoughts that reach to it during the child’s activity time can be assimilated well. On the other hand, if the child is not allowed to sleep well, he/she would not be able to concentrate on the activities around him/her properly and thus would not gain much from them.
Praise and Reward your Child for his/her Achievements
Finally, remember that your child is learning at every point of his/her life. From being able to eat on his/her own to studies, the child makes progress at every point; however, it is up to you to acknowledge this progress and appreciate the child for it at all times. Your appreciation would motivate the child to improve him/herself and thus reach for bigger goals in life. Also, you may also reward your child when he/she makes crucial advances to boost his/her morale; however, make sure that the child does not get into the habit of receiving rewards each time as that could instill bad notions in the child’s mind with time.