Babies Genius is No.1 Child’s BRAIN Development Centre
For children ages 6 months – 6 years
International Preschool UK English Program
Our brains shape and reshape themselves in ways that depend on what we use them for throughout our lives.
Learning language is a nice example of how experiences contribute to each person’s unique pattern of brain development. The ability to speak and to understand other’s speech requires only the minimal opportunity to communicate that almost all children experience. However, which language a child learns to speak depends on the language he experiences, and his brain will adapt to this specific language. When an infant is 3 months old, his brain can distinguish several hundred different spoken sounds, many more than are present in his native language. Over the next several months, however, his brain will organize itself more efficiently so that it only recognizes those spoken sounds that are part of the language that he regularly hears. For example, a one-year-old Japanese baby will not recognize that “la” is different from “ra,” because the former sound is never used in his language. During early childhood, the brain retains the ability to re-learn sounds it has discarded, so young children typically learn new languages easily and without an accent. After about age 10, however, plasticity for this function is greatly diminished; therefore, most people find it difficult to learn to speak a foreign language as well as a native speaker if they only begin to learn it in adolescence or adulthood.
More importantly, early experiences can determine how proficient a child becomes in his or her native language.
Researchers found that when mothers frequently spoke to their infants, their children learned almost 300 more words by age 2 than did their peers whose mothers rarely spoke to them (Huttenlocher et al., 1991; also, Hart & Risley, 1995). Furthermore, studies have suggested that mere exposure to language such as listening to the television or to adults talking amongst themselves provides little benefit. Rather infants need to interact directly with other human beings, to hear people talking about what they are seeing and experiencing, in order for them to develop optimal language skills. Unfortunately, many parents are under the mistaken impression that talking to babies is not very important because they are too young to understand what is being said.
Our Mission – to improve the potential of young children by promoting the use of early brain development research.
Our Vision – Prepare kids for a bright future.
All children will grow up in healthy, secure, and enriching environments to help ensure their social, emotional, academic, and occupational success.
Babies Genius Team
We are proud to have such a passionate and supporting team whose every objective is to put the needs of your child at the heart of everything they do.
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