Friday, June 19, 2015

Your Toddler's Brain

I am sure there are moments in your life when you wish you could understand what’s happening inside your toddler’s mind. Here’s a clue right here:

Your toddler’s brain is divided into 2 hemispheres - the right and left. Although they are equal in size, they have very different functions.

In your toddler’s brain, the cerebral hemispheres are divided right down the middle into a right hemisphere and a left hemisphere. Each hemisphere appears to be specialized for some behaviors. The hemispheres communicate with each other through a thick band of 250 million nerve fibers called the corpus callosum.
Although equal in size, these two hemispheres are not the same, and do not carry out the same functions. The left side of the brain performs tasks that have to do with logical thinking, analysis, sequencing, mathematics and language. The right hemisphere performs tasks that are related to creativity, art, imagination, holistic thinking, rhythm, visualization, feelings and emotions.
For the holistic development of your toddler you need to work on the right hemisphere as well as the left hemisphere. Developing both together, in harmony, can increase the functionality of his brain as well as improve concentration and focus.

Let me give you an example.

When a child is encouraged to sing - The emotions for music, the way you  FEEL , is processed in the right hemisphere ,while understanding the lyrics are  processed in the left hemisphere. So work on language skills and emotions happens at the same time,thus  activating both hemispheres.

Also one of the best and easiest ways to stimulate your toddler’s brain is to introduce him to the world of language. You need to talk to your toddler, as much as you can, to develop his vocabulary.

Your child’s personality is formed with the impressions and experiences of their early years. As the primary caregiver, you make the biggest difference in your child’s life. If you can provide an environment of rich experiences, it can go a long way in raising your toddler as a smart & happy child.

Do you want to raise a Smart Toddler ?