From healthy relationships later in life to developing language skills and economic productivity in the adult years – research shows that the first 1000 days of a baby’s life are crucial for their overall well being.
A growing body of science in brain development and the impact of external stimuli, shows that responsive care giving and parenting in these early stages, can help shape how a child perceives and interacts with the world around them for the rest of their lives
Early childhood development has been under the spotlight for some time. Now, new research confirms just how critical the first one thousand days of a baby’s life are.
That’s when the brain’s architecture is shaped – and what is not in place in those first crucial days, cannot be fully recovered.This is according to Claire Mawisa.