The experiences you provide as a parent have a direct effect on your child’s brain development – how they learn and ultimately, who they will become as adults.
Research from the Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University says brains are built over time, and most of that growth is accomplished during the first few years of life. Providing a strong foundation for learning, therefore, is vital during the early years.
Here, Dr. Robbin Gibb, an associate professor at the University of Lethbridge, explains why the importance of a parent’s role cannot be underestimated:
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Dr. Gibb speaks on the study of epigenetics – or how early childhood experiences change the brain.
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Facilitating Children's Play: Dr. Jane Hewes has tips on how adults can create an environment allowing children to explore their environment and learn through play.