Early Scope

Understanding brain development in young children

A child’s first words. Grasping a spoon. Babies turning their head in recognition of mother’s voice. What do these things have in common? All of them are examples of a young child’s developmental “steps” forward. Perhaps no aspect of child development is so miraculous and transformative as the development of a child’s brain. Brain development allows a child to develop the abilities to crawl, speak, eat, laugh and walk. Healthy development of a child’s brain is built on the small moments that parents and caregivers experience as they interact with a child.

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