Here is a FAST FACT for you: In the first few years of life, 700 to 1,000 new neural connections form every second. At birth, hundreds of billions of neurons are present, and the fastest rate of brain development happens during the first five years of life. Therefore, the experiences children have in their early years will set the foundation for his or her success in school and in life.
Parents and caregivers can do numerous things to support children’s learning and development, but there are a lot of demands on their time. They may be working two jobs or trying to find a job, going to school, managing household chores, and caring for other family members—and the list goes on and on. No matter how busy parents are, there are fun and simple brain-building moments which they can enjoy with their children to boost their child’s brain power in 15 minutes or less.
If you are a busy parent who would like some practical tips and tools to make learning with your child fun and interactive, this easy-to-read book is for you. If you are professional supporting parents, caregivers and families, you too will benefit from the research and key messages shared in this book by well-respected experts in the field.