Why it’s important to support your child’s brain development in the first 3 years of life
Did you know by the age of 3, a child’s brain has reached 80% of its adult volume? This is why it’s very important to support this massive brain development in the first 3 years of their life. Engaging with your child, providing a safe environment and creating solid foundations is paramount in their early years development. Children’s brain development happens so fast, so don’t leave it until it’s too late. By the time a child starts school it is more difficult for them to take advantage of the learning environment created in the classroom if an optimal learning experience or nurturing environment has not been created at home.
Our top 3 tips on how you can support your child’s brain development
1) Research your child’s current stage of development
2) Regularly observe your child. What skills are they practicing? What are they interested in? What activities do they love to do repeatedly?
3) Finally, research how you can support their development in these areas
Our new STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Maths) activity cards are great for developing children’s brains. The experiments and activities are fun, easy and can be created using everyday items found in the supermarket. They can be purchased here. Our STEM activity cards will:
– Introduce STEM in a hands on way
– Create a love for STEM subjects early on
– Enhance a child’s collaborative learning, as STEM often
encourages children to work together
– Amplify a child’s problem solving skills, which is a critical skill in
the early years
– Enhance a child’s memory through experimental learning
– Help to reduce screen time
It comes without saying that children are very much affected by their surroundings. The environment a child is in, in their early years can have affects which last a lifetime.
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About the author
Natalie is the co-founder and illustrator at Little Scholars Playground. She is passionate about literacy, learning, illustrating, black women in STEM and Montessori.