Baby's Development

Sudha - posted on 03/06/2015 ( 5 moms have responded )

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I am nervous that I don't have the skills to teach my baby such things as how to read or count when the time comes. I am a first time Mom and have never had the responsibility of teaching any child, as I have no experience with children. Any advice?

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Natasa Sram - posted on 03/06/2015

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No need to worry. Everything will come in right time. I am the first time mum as well, and nervous about things. Its not easy, but it gets easier with time...i hope :). I think children are naturally interested in books, so reading to them its a good idea. My 3 year old learned to count (most of the time his own version 1-10, but sometimes he gets it right) watching kids educational shows and Mickey mouse on you tube. He loves books, he pretends to read, describes pictures and tells me whats going on. Also putting the child into the kindergarten makes things easier. You get some free time (if you are not a working mum, that is) and kids learn new things. Long story short...im sure your baby will learn to read , write and count when time is right. And I'm sure you will do just great helping your baby to learn.

Sarah - posted on 03/06/2015

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Relax and enjoy your baby. You don't have to teach them anything more then to want to learn. You can handle that! When your child shows an interest in a particular subject, visit the library and check out picture books for your child to look at with you. You will be amazed at how much you child will learn independently. No worries, have fun. Your child will learn just by being with you and seeing you handle day to day tasks. Being a first time parent is scary and raising this tiny creature seems overwhelming, i promise it is not nearly as daunting as it seems

Sudha - posted on 03/06/2015

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Thank you so much!!!

I was feeling a little overwhelmed, but your supportive response really helped!!!!

I am so happy I joined this community:)

Sarah - posted on 03/06/2015

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IMO the best thing you can do for your child is read to them, even as infants. Lots of books will open them to ask questions. When you read you ca ask question too, like which truck is bigger or show me all of the red things. Not every parent is born an educator or with a huge educational background. Spending time with your baby and including them in your day to day conversations and activities will do just fine. Follow your instincts and you will be just fine.....

Sarah - posted on 03/06/2015

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IMO the best thing you can do for your child is read to them, even as infants. Lots of books will open them to ask questions. When you read you ca ask question too, like which truck is bigger or show me all of the red things. Not every parent is born an educator or with a huge educational background. Spending time with your baby and including them in your day to day conversations and activities will do just fine. Follow your instincts and you will be just fine.....

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