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Love and care - Everyday stimulants for your infant’s brain


Every parent wishes their kids would do well in life and excel in academics. Preparation can begin the moment your baby enters the world. Research on brain development in infants show that an early childhood, surrounded by activities, can leave a positive impact on the child’s brain well into adulthood. In the initial years of life, a new born baby’s brain development includes the building of its wiring system, called synapses. The amount of stimulation that your baby receive can directly affect the quantity of synapses that are formed.1

From sitting to crawling or smiling and laughing, each achievement is a developmental milestone.


Here are some everyday activities related to showing your affection and care, that can help with the brain development in your infant: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 14 Jun. 2017