Gaming To Enhance Learning

Newborn Tips#1: Don't Hush-A-Bye-Baby
You don't have to be quiet while the baby is sleeping. The womb is loud, and newborns are used to the noise. When ours first came home, we watched television and I would vacuum, wash dishes and talk on the phone around her while she slept. She got used to sleeping with noise, and I could get stuff done. I am still able to vacuum in her room while she sleeps (she is 14 months), and she is peaceful and well rested when she wakes up.
Newborn Tips#2: Soothe Your Wailing Newborn
When my baby cries, I comfort her by patting her back in a heartbeat-like rhythm. That helps her burp more quickly, and it also helps her relax if she's crying from insecurity. If this doesn’t work, I also try one or all of Dr. Harvey Karp's five calming moves: swaddling, shushing, holding her on her side, swinging her or letting her suck. Sometimes it takes all six!

Additional Information:

Learning is a very interesting process if taught in a correct way. There are various ideas through which teaching boring subject can make engaging. As a teacher or a professor it is your duty to find our different techniques to make the subject engaging. Games and Manipulatives are one of its ways. There are various benefits of using gaming as a tool for effective learning. With original games and Manipulatives there are several benefits of letting children play games on electronic devices as well. No matter what you make them play and for which subject there are some basic benefits of learning through gaming.

Improves the memory-Many games encourage the memory saving capacity of the child. It is not only related to games where children have to remember as [act in order to solve the games, but memorizes critical sequence or track narrative elements as well.

Learning from mistakes- The child will tend to make mistakes when they are playing and trying to learn. Teachers need to be patient to let them solve their problems by themselves. If they fail at all, then a small hint can help, but priority should always be that they should learn by themselves. For example, if the game is building blocks, they may misfit some blocks of it incorrectly, but once they find out that particular box is not fitting with another one, they would learn it and would not repeat the same mistake. They would try another blog and will solve the problem like this. Games like building blocks are easily available at office supplies stores in New York and nearby areas at the affordable rates.

Newborn Tips#3: Help Get Your Baby to Latch
If you are having latch-on issues while breastfeeding your baby, you can use breast shields to help the process. This was a wonderful tip that I learned from my lactation consultant. I had to use the shields for an entire month before my baby would latch onto my own nipple without them. Had it not been for the breast shields, I would not have been able to continue nursing my baby.
Newborn Tips#4: Get Prepped
At 3 weeks, babies’ days and nights become more predictable, and you can focus on yourself in addition to your newborn. One way to do that is by reducing your stress level - and having everything ready for your hungry baby and yourself is one way to do that. Start by prepping for the next feeding as soon as the previous one is over. For example, after an 11 p.m. feeding, get ready for the 2 a.m. one by prepping whatever you need for feeding and putting out fresh drinking water for yourself so you don’t have anything to think about in the middle of the night. During the day, take advantage of the baby’s naps to work out, shower or catch up on e-mail, or take a nap too.

Ability to follow the rules- Every game has a rule and tactic to solve it and reach the final outcome. Hence, the child develops a strategy to achieve it by following the rules. Because he knows if he doesn't follow the rules he won't solve the game and someone else might get the prize. With developing strategies he would also learn to concentrate more on games that anything else.

Games Encourages Motivation- Every game has the goal or task to be completed. The child would always try to achieve that goal through playing it and that would encourage their motivation. If they feel their urge to reach the finals would make them act smarter. Their brain would act accordingly and they will acquire the problem solving skills with the help of games.

Learns to interact and coordinate- When in school always group activities nurtures the coordinating skills amongst the children. If you put two children who hate each other in one group to solve the game they may fight at the start, but slowly they will interact and will try to coordinate with each other just to reach the final goal and if they try really hard they will achieve what they want. From next time when your child would demand for games, don't say NO, give them games, but the one that would give them all these benefits.

Newborn Tips#5: Keeping Your Baby Awake During Feedings
When our baby was eating slowly and sleepily, my husband and I would massage her cheek to stimulate her to eat faster. A gentle stroke with a fingertip on her cheek was all it took, and on those long sleepless nights, this simple trick was a godsend! Our friends have found it works great with their infants too. When babies eat efficiently until they're full before going to sleep, they sleep for longer between feedings. And that means you’re both likely to be calmer!
Newborn Tips#6: Help Your Baby Bond with Dad
Make sure your baby has ample time alone with Daddy. His touch and voice are different than yours, and this will begin a bonding process and give you a break. Plus, it gets the baby used to being with someone other than you. The first few times can be hard. Make sure your baby is fed and well rested, as this will give you at least one or two hours before you're needed again. Then leave Dad and the baby alone. If you stay nearby, make sure the baby can’t see or hear you, and resist the urge to go into the room and "fix" things if she starts crying. Your baby cries with you and you experiment to find out what's wrong. Dads need time to do this too - in their own way. By allowing this time, your child will learn there is more than one way to receive comfort, which will help immensely when you leave your baby with a sitter or another family member for the first time. You could have your partner bathe her, put her to bed or just read or talk to her.
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