The Brain And Its Need For Development

The Brain And Its Need For Development

When babies are born, their brains are ready to learn. Even newborns can understand some things about objects and their relationship to each other. The brain organizes what the child experiences into groups. As a parent, you give children the experiences of touch, taste, see, hear, and smell. This helps them to learn about the world around them. As children play with things, they learn about them. For example, children may throw things just to see what will happen. As children get older, they continue to explore the world around them in new ways. For example, children may mix yellow and blue paint to learn that it makes green. Exploring and trying things out is how children learn.

The best ways to support brain development are:

  • Being caring and supportive.
  • Paying attention to children and giving them what they need.
  • Providing opportunities for a rich learning environment.