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The Five Senses - Everyday Stimulants for your Infant’s Brain


The early years of your baby’s life are a ‘crucial time’ for developing the brain. This critical period of brain growth and network building ability happens only once in a lifetime. As parents, you have this brief, but distinct opportunity to help enhance the formation of brain connections in your baby by providing a stimulating environment.1

You can do so by engaging in these brain development activities for infants:1,2

  1. Health and Safety Notes: California Childcare Health Program. Building Baby’s Intelligence: Why Infant Stimulation Is So Important. Available from: http://cchp.ucsf.edu/sites/cchp.ucsf.edu/files/buildbabyinten081803_adr.pdf. As accessed on 15 June 2017.
  2. University of California. Brain Development. Available from: http://ucanr.edu/sites/ReadytoSucceed/Articles_of_Interest/Early_Brain_Development/. As accessed on 15 June 2017.