Sunday, February 20, 2011

Want Smart Children?

I recently had lunch with a good friend, Nancy.  She has worked many years with children with learning disabilities, even autism. My daughter, Cassi, has worked for her and has seen incredible things happen with these children after going through Nancy's program. 

I have a grandbaby and asked Nancy  what we can be doing now to make sure she is smart.  She said to have her on the floor on her stomach as much as possible while she is awake.  That stimulates the brain.  She likened it to a baby turtle on its back.  It can do nothing but wag its feet in the air but put it on its stomach and it learns to crawl. 

When older children with learning disabilities come to Nancy, they have to go on their stomach and learn to crawl no matter how old they are at the time.  She also said to not buy any baby apparatus equipment...bouncy things, swings, walkers, etc. They hinder the learning process. 

During the day, babies should be held or on the floor on their tummies.  So we did that with our brand new little grandbaby and she was fine.  She even used her legs to push herself on her side. Her eyes are wide open looking around. 

After awhile, she starts to cry so we pick her up and cuddle and kiss her.  She is so precious!  If you are interested in what Nancy teaches go to  She's amazing!

Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.
Proverbs 22:6