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Maineville Daycare: Brain development from birth to three years of age

Posted on 12-05-2014

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Your child’s brain develops at an extremely rapid rate during the first few years of life. During these early years, the brain is forming a vast complex network of connections that will help to facilitate learning later on in life. By the time your child reaches the age of four, the brain should already weigh up to 80% of its adult size. In this piece we will take a closer look at brain development in your child from birth to three years old.

Birth to One Year

A newborn already has a well developed brain, which allows the baby to perform all of the basic human functions including breathing, blinking and moving. During the first few weeks of your infant’s life, he or she will have the ability to differentiate between familiar and unfamiliar faces and will begin to learn language. During the first year, your infant will become mobile by crawling around on the stomach and may even take his or her first steps.

One Year to Two Years

At this stage, brain development is continuing and learning is taking place at an astounding rate. During these years, your child will become more mobile and begin to walk. You will observe your child beginning to show a preference for right or left hand dominance ,and he or she will develop self-awareness begin developing a vocabulary and speaking several words. Brain development supports all of these activities.

Two Years to Three Years

By now your child’s brain has reached 80% the size of an adult’s brain and he or she will have begun to speak in basic sentences. Your child will be more aware of personal behavior, in contrast to the behavior of others, and will be running and jumping quite easily.

Remember that these are general milestones, and that each child develops at an individual pace. If you have concerns about your child's rate of development, please consult your pediatrician.

Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of Maineville, Ohio, offers so much more than traditional daycare facilities and provides a strong foundational educational program. For more information, contact us.  

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