Watching children grow is fascinating, I thought that when seeing a 9 month old child scooting across the flood towards his play area. Many toys in various types and shapes, sizes and colors were spread out for him to play with. There were a number of educational toys. I observed him move from toy to toy for about an hour. In that moment I could think that his mind was being stimulated through playing by his movement and facial expression.
According to researchers, the first three years of a child’s life is a period of incredible growth in all developmental areas. By age three a child’s brain has produced billions of cells and has made trillions of connections between these cells called synapses, which allows the various areas of the brain to communicate and function together. In December 2004 a report by Stanford University School of Medicine researchers stated that, “Early learning can have long-lasting effects on the architecture of the brain”.
From birth a child’s brain begins to absorb information.
Other studies show that the development of a child’s brain takes years to complete, which gives parents a window of opportunity to help their child establish educational and developmental patterns that will stimulate a life filled with learning experiences. Although children have different temperaments and grow at their own pace, it is also important for parents to have constant interaction and maintain a positive expectation that their child can succeed in all their endeavors.
Through years of research educational toys have been proven to aid in childhood development from infant to preschooler simply through play.
There is a variety of educational toys for children in this age group that are specifically designed and developed to stimulate and enhance your child’s development through play. So one of the best ways to give your child’s brain a head start when it come to healthy growth and development is by surrounding them with a variety of educational toys during their play time.
Starting your child’s growth and development at infancy through play stimulates brain connections. The more connections that are developed in their brain, the better the brain develops. The better the brain develops, the smarter the child becomes.