Early Brain Development

Children’s brains are like sponges, absorbing everything going on around them. Every little thing they soak in builds connections in their brain. One of the most important ways you can build your child’s brain connections is to talk.

When you say a word, it enters through your child’s ear. His brain hears it and fires a connection for that word.

The stronger your child’s brain connections grow, the easier time he’ll have thinking and talking, and the smarter he’ll become.

When a parent fills their child’s early years with rich talk and interaction, the child gets lots of practice understanding and using words and his vocabulary grows. As his vocabulary grows, so do his abilities to communicate, pay attention, control his behavior, and learn. This practice builds a strong, efficient brain.

Brain development is most rapid in the early years, but it’s never too late to talk and interact with your child.