How an Infant Computer can turn your baby into the next Einstein

Infant computer engineering book

During an infant's development, they learn by interacting with the world around them.

Naturally curious, enamored by all of the sounds, colors, and shapes that surround them. Giving your child the correct tools at an early age can accelerate their learning and indulge this natural curiosity.

Enter: infant computers.

These toy laptops tap into your child’s natural learning patterns to set them up for success early on.

How Infant Computers tap into your Child’s Natural Learning Patterns

All computers are built on logic gates—the fundamental circuits that make any electronic function.

These gates are relatively simple to understand and correlate to how an infant learns remarkably well. They are logical operations performed on one or more binary inputs (if I do this, this and this) that produce a single binary output (a 1 or 0, telling the computer that yes it sees an electric signal *the 1* or it does not *the 0*).

Your infant's brains work the same way. They interact with the world around them, if they do something AND get a response, they’ll continue to do that action (e.g. cry = they lost their binky. Cry AND spit out binky = it’s nap time).

Building an Infant Computer book using Sensorimotor Psychology

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Enter: Computer Engineering for Babies.

The pages within Computer Engineering for Babies take your child on a journey inside the computer.

The Pages in Computer Engineering for Babies

With two buttons and an LED, the book explores basic computer logic gates, including NOT, OR, AND, XOR, a Wire, and a Latch. The book uses light sensors to detect which page is open and changes the operands accordingly.

Each page contains either one or two buttons, as well as the name of the computer function and what it looks like. Depending on which page is open and which buttons they press, your child can activate and deactivate the LED light. 

Figuring out how to turn on the light in each scenario will help your child subconsciously understand the concept of ‘if I do this then this will happen.’ They may not know it yet, but these if-then actions are exactly how real computers work!

That is what makes Computer Engineering for Babies such a valuable tool, and the perfect complement to infant laptops.

With their toy computer, your child will explore the basic concepts they need to interact with the world.

Infant Computers that use Computer Engineering basics

We know that most children enjoy copying their parents' actions and behaviors (see: imitation in infants).

Our favorite example of this in action is the story of Tiger Woods watching his father hit chip shots in their garage while in a high chair. Tiger was chipping himself alongside his pops at 18-months.

Not only do infant computers help your child subconsciously learn about the impact of action, they can help your little one feel more connected to you while you complete everyday tasks.

Infant computers work by engaging your child in fun, interactive play while introducing them to things like numbers, letters, shapes, colors, etc.

Of course, each baby laptop is unique, ranging from simple to more advanced modules, offering different layouts, different aspects of learning, and so on. The right laptop all depends on what stage your child is at in their infancy.

Here are some of the best infant computers for all stages of infancy.

Best kids’ laptops on the market right now:

The initial development of stages for your child are key. So setting them up for success is the best thing you can do to give them a head start.

Infant Computers + Computer Engineering for Babies = Infant Genius

Basically, the math breaks down like this: Infant Computer + Computer Engineering for Babies = Infant Genius. It’s only logical ;)

Snag your copy of Computer Engineering for Babies for yourself, or learn how you can add computer engineering items to you or a friend’s Baby Registry.