Early childhood is the most important and rapid period of development in human life.
From pregnancy to age 3, babies need nutrition, protection and stimulus for healthy brain development. It is important that you, as a caregiver, are available with the child to provide the age appropriate nutrition, love and care so that the child can grow in a healthy, safe and secure atmosphere.
The earliest years of a child’s life are critical. These years determine child’s survival and thriving in life, and lay the foundations for her/ his learning and holistic development.
When children are exposed to the outside world, their ability to use all their five senses of touch, hearing, speaking, seeing, and smelling increases and influences the way they learn. In other words, the experiences that the children have in their growing years create a lasting impact on the way they perceive the outside world. It will impact the way they interact with people, their willingness to learn and explore, be more open towards new experiences and so on. It is important that as caregivers, we provide positive experiences that lay a strong foundation for learning.
Evidence from Neurosciences shows that 85 – 90% of the brain development happens before the age of 6. This shows that children must be given the care and opportunities to stimulate the brain, according to their growth in years. This care and support are critical to the development of the child.
From birth until ages of 5 and 6, children develop vision, hearing, responses, language, emotional control, social skills, and understanding of numbers. This is possible only if the child is exposed to these different learning experiences.
Now watch the video to understand connection between the development of the brain and how the correct stimulus given to children will improve their brain development.