Brain development early childhood

Brain development early childhood - While we at early-childhood-info don't know all the technical jargon, what we do know is that the brain starts working well before birth but is not completely developed at birth. When first born, infants are able to smell, feel, hear and will instinctively respond to your touch.

In the first few years of a child's life the brain generates more connections than it needs. Those connections that are well used become a permanent part of the brain. It is for this reason that the experiences we provide for brain development in children are incredibly important. We seem to know instinctively that babies need cuddles and we know that it's an important part of infant brain development to make the most of the opportunities to talk and interact with them.

infant brain development We want to share ideas and resources, such as early childhood lesson plans that will enable you to work with the children to reach their potential. In order to maximize the brain in early childhood we would like to offer practical ways to extend children's thinking, to encourage active exploration and to give you ideas to provide a stimulating environment and many positive social and learning opportunities for the children in your care.

Caring for infants, toddlers and young children is about building relationships and making the most of everyday routines and experiences. For optimal brain development in children they need an environment that is safe, nurturing, supportive and stimulating to develop and keep important synapses in the brain. We hope our resources will help you create an environment that promotes and encourages children to explore and investigate, and use their imaginations.

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