Infancy is a period of Super Learning. Every impression sealed in an infant forms the basic programming code upon which the experiences of life then get expressed. Rightfully, Infancy has the potential to define / redefine human life. Apart from preconception and pregnancy stages, infancy is a golden opportunity for parents to co create the destiny of their child.
Participating in Infant education is not only rewarding but highly satisfying for a parent. Unlike the preconception and pregnancy period, in infancy parents receive feedback from their baby and the interaction becomes a very sensorial transaction. Parents therefore remain motivated towards activities and repetitions are also comes without effort since the baby can give a different reaction every time. Infant education helps to convert the parent and child nature bond to a more evolved attachment bond.
Nature bond is the instinctive parenting sense that is triggered in parents upon giving birth to a child. It is often mistaken to be “love”. This is a natural phenomenon that occurs in the minds and emotions of the parent and is crucial for the survival of the baby and existence of the human race. Parenting based on nature bond is helpful for parents during infancy until the child is around 6 years of age. To continue effectively in the role of parenting, a role which demands dynamic change along with the age of the child, parents need to evolve into intentional teachers and create an attachment bond with their baby. In the long term, attachment bond is the most essential factor that can assure a successful and peaceful parenting journey.
“While the first two years of a child’s life are spent in the creation of a child’s first “sense of self”, most children are able to differentiate between themselves and others by their second year.
This differentiation is crucial to the child’s ability to determine how they should function in relation to other people.Parents can be seen as a child’s first teacher and therefore an integral part of the early learning process.” – Wikipedia.
“Childhood attachment processes that occur during early childhood years, i.e. 0–2 years of age, can be influential to future education. With proper guidance and exploration children begin to become comfortable with their environment, if they have that steady relationship to guide them. Parents who are consistent with response times and emotions will properly make this attachment early on. If this attachment is not made, there can be detrimental effects on the child in their future relationships and independence.
There are techniques that parents and caregivers can use to establish these relationships, which will in turn allow children to be more comfortable exploring their environment.
Academic Journal References provide experimental research on the emphasis on care giving effecting attachment.”
Education for young students can help them excel academically and socially. With exposure and organized lesson plans children can learn anything they want to. The tools they learn to use during these beginning years will provide lifelong benefits to their individual success.
“Developmentally, having structure and freedom, children are able to reach their full potential.” – Wikipedia.
Our scriptures have defined human development through Sanskaras and guidance for teaching and learning through spiritual development.
“Infant education is all about laying the strongest foundations in a baby, for all future life processes- student and adult”.