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Brain Development

Author GreatDad Writers
Submitted 04-11-2007

The brain grows fastest in the first three years of life. That is why you see lots of changes in young children. Each child is unique. Each baby grows differently. There are things you can do for your baby that will help him learn. Here are some tips:

  • Talking to your baby helps him to learn how to speak. It’s good to start talking to him long before he can speak. Talk to him while you are in the car and at other times, too. Talk to him when you take him for walks. Talk to him when you change his diaper. Talk to him when you feed him.
  • Babies learn things at different rates. They learn in different ways. Some babies learn quickly. Others take more time. If you are concerned, talk to your doctor. It’s always good to encourage your baby when he tries to learn. Make a big deal of it when he tries to learn. This will help him. It will make him feel good.
  • Even at this young age, your baby will notice how you care for him. He will notice how you behave with others.
  • Many babies and young children have trouble with sudden change. Try to give your baby time to adjust to new places and new people.

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