Teaching our kids basic good manners is a process closely tied to their development. From your instruction and example, they establish a basic understanding of how they should interact with people and behave in a variety of situations.
Your child was born full of wonder. Everything seen, tasted, touched, smelled is a first time experience met with exploration. These experiences lay the foundation of brain development and learning. What gets emphasized as important in the first 5 years of life, actually shapes how the brain functions.
We often have questions about what babies know or understand very early in life. Babies cant answer these questions using words but they can tell us a lot by what they look at and for how long. By using the habituation technique we are able to find answers to some interesting research questions and add to our understanding of infant cognition.