As a baby and toddler, our brains are said to be like sponges. The sheer volume of information that a baby processes and learns each and every day is astonishing, and what is even more astonishing is just how regimented this learning pattern is. It is possible to tell exactly how old a baby is, almost to the day, simply by what they have learnt and the behaviour they are displaying, which shows just how amazing, and similar, our brains are.
The slow passage of time we experience when we are young as compared to the speedy gallop we notice as we get older is also to do with this learning. As babies and children experience things for the first time, their brains take in far more information, processing a great deal more than we do later in life to learn from it, and allowing the moment to seem longer as a result.
It may therefore seem that there is little you can do to change how much your child learns. With babies developing at an almost identical rate and with young brains already processing so much, it may seem futile to try to make changes when they are young.
And yet research has shown that music can play a major part in the brain’s development, making a child far more likely to be smarter and able to retain information as they grow older. As such, when looking at baby gift ideas, musical gifts are a must for those who want to help their baby develop and learn as successfully as possible. So when looking at the perfect gifts, it may well be that simple music boxes are the very best choice to help your child learn far more as they grow.