Reading Aloud — The Greatest Gift Your Kids Can Give You

BRAIN DEVELOPMENT: CONCEPTION TO AGE 5

NEUROSCIENTISTS STRESS THAT THE FIRST 2,000 DAYS OF A CHILD’S LIFE
ARE THE MOST CRISTICAL PERIOD IN BRAIN DEVELOPMENT.

The first years of life are a vital period for early brain development. 

Decades of research show that the environment of a child’s earliest years can have effects that last a lifetime. The biological embedding of early experience in brain development is supported by numerous studies.1 Thanks to recent advances in studying the brain, we have a clearer understanding of how these effects are related to building early brain architecture. Neuroscientists can now identify patterns of brain activity that are associated with various types of toxic stress, such as growing up in poverty.2

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