🧠 90% of a child’s brain development happens before age 5! A robust body of research has confirmed that magic in everyday moments - showing affection, comforting, and playing with children - helps build strong healthy brains. The experiences a child has during this time will shape the architecture of her brain and build the connections that allow her to develop lifelong skills like problem-solving, communication, self-control, and relationship building
💡 Here are just some quick tips to promote healthy brain development:
1️⃣ Reduce screen time: Let your child interact with you, not the screens!
2️⃣ Read Daily: Your infant child may not understand the words yet, but the simple act of reading is so critical to language development. Develop a love for books from an early age.
3️⃣ Allow time for active play: Physical play is a building block to child’s brain development. Allow lots of time for active play, both indoors and outdoors.
4️⃣ Make time for play: Playing simple games like peek-a-boo with an infant, and toddler games to promote creativity, early numeracy, language & science helps promote intellectual curiousity and cognitive growth.
5️⃣ Discuss about feelings: Help your child’s emotional and social development by acknowledging his/her feelings often and discuss ways to cope with them.