Child development: the first five years

Did you know in the first five years of life, a child’s brain develops more, and more rapidly, than at any other time in life? In those early years, your child’s main way of learning and developing is through play. The experiences children have in these years help shape the adults they become.

While genetics play a significant role, scientific research has made clear that the quality of a child’s experiences in the first few years of life – positive or negative – helps shape how their brain develops. These experiences have a lasting impact on their health and ability to learn and succeed in school and in life.

Interested parents and carers are encouraged to go through the following article, for more information, in this regard.