Outdated brain development research from the 1980's and 1990's has been used to encourage parents and caregivers to "build smarter babies" with early reading programs and Baby Einstein videos. Current research shows that in young brains, social and emotional development has priority over cognitive development. Children need a strong foundation of social and emotional experiences to develop into healthy, resilient, and successful lifelong learners.
To support that growth in ways that have long term benefits for academics and personal well-being, include these activities in your daily routine:
Talking, reading, singing and playing fill a baby’s mind with “knowledge” that he or she can use to learn language, build concepts, find patterns and understand his or her world. Children will also have the confidence and competence to meet each new developmental stage, embrace challenges and continue to grow and develop.
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