Every child deserves the opportunity to blossom. The brain is the only organ not fully developed at birth. 90% of critical brain development happens in the first five years of life, experts say.
Since birth, the child’s brain undergoes stages of development. With this article, we will learn Secrets of brain development of your child and innovative way to keep them engaged.
Scientists have found every child has genius potential. There are many factors that influence child development. Child’s education must begin early in order to develop this potential.
Stages of brain development
- Sensory perception
A child’s brain has to fully develop in the previous stage before it is ready to develop in the next stage. Give abundant space to the child to develop through all stages. Encourage to make rapid progress but no pressure of force.
It is harmful to hurry or push a child through any of the development stages.
Factors influencing brain development
There is a crucial element in the brain called Synapse. It is a connector across which specialized brain cells called neurons send and receive information by forming connections with one another. This sending and receiving information is very crucial because it determines mental strength and abilities.
The newborn brain continues to add neurons over the first few years of life and grows at an amazing rate. It doubles in size in the first year, and by age three it reaches 80 percent of its adult stage (Gilmore JH).
Every parent must be aware of that synapse influences the way your child grows and develops. Retention of synapses as many as possible in the early stage can stimulate your child’s mental strength and abilities.
Factors influencing brain development are;
- Physical activity
- Positive Interactions
Though the genes decide the initial map for development, it is the early experiences and relationships every day, shape child’s brains. Even maternal nutrition and stress can influence the early phases of brain development. Factors like poverty, neglect, and maltreatment also can have long-lasting effects on developing the brain.
“Kids have to be exposed to different things in order to develop. A child is not going to find out he likes to play a musical instrument if you never exposed him to it..”
~ Dr. Temple Grandin.
Engage your child at home
Are you engaging your child in the best way possible at home? Does putting your child in front of the TV keeps them occupied? Continuous TV exposure has serious repercussions on health. Then, what is the better way to stimulate intellectual development?
Improve your child’s focus and attention in many innovative and creative learning tools. Let your child create, explore, play, and read in a unique way. The Flintobox way!!
- Flintobox creates award-winning discovery boxes filled with fun exploratory activities and games for children in the age group of 2-12.
- Each box is loaded with play-based activities for kids that promote early child development in a fun and explorative way.
- With a new theme every month, this research-based box is crafted by Montessori experts and child psychologists and caters to the 12 developmental areas of a child.