Baby brain development is one of the most dramatic events happening in your child’s body during the first three years. The amount of change in the early years is unmatched during the rest of her life. Your child's brain development starts taking place even before she learns how to walk and talk. A major contributing factor to brain development at this stage is the interaction and care provided by the parents. It may be surprising but just the sight of the mother while feeding the child or the lullaby sung by the father help greatly. Other contributing factors to brain development are rich and varied experiences provided to the five developing senses of the baby and physical activity.
Good nutrition is essential for your child's brain development. Give her a variety of foods from different food groups. You must also work out some age appropriate experiences for your child to carry out in her day-to-day life. Studies have indicated that there is a direct relationship between brain activity and brain growth. Both nature and nurture play equally important roles in your child's brain development.
|4||Responds to any sound or words spoken in any language|
|8 to 9||Differentiates words in native and other languages. Ignores other languages and makes sounds similar to words in local languages|
|12||Identifies pictures in a book when told the names in an exaggerated manner than in a flat tone|
|12 to 18||Remembers seeing objects being hidden and locates them even if they are covered completely. Also aware of the sequence in which actions have to be performed to carry out a single activity.|
|24||Capable of identifying people close to them and shows signs of being upset when separated from them|
|30||Forms a map like structure in her mind that help her recall where different objects are located|
|36||Experiences a couple of emotions at the same time – such as sad at having to leave his favourite game but glad to be able to go out with his mother|