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Maineville child care tips: Some factors that influence brain development

Posted on 06-30-2014

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Safe environment full of exciting and fun sensory stimulation. With our leading Brain Waves Curriculum and our dedicated staff providing guidance, support and nurturing care, your child will have everything they need for optimal brain development. Both genetics and the environment in which your child is raised contribute to your child’s brain development. Here is a helpful guide to some of the most important influences on the brain development process:

  1. Genetics: The genes your child inherits play an important role in early brain development by forming the basic structure, cells and general connections between parts of the brain.
     
  2. Nutrition: The foods your child absorbs while in the womb and consumes after birth give the body and brain the energy and nutrients needed for growth and development. Certain nutrients, such as iron, folic acid, omega-3s, choline, B Vitamins, antioxidants and complex carbohydrates, have been shown to have a positive effect on brain development and health. Your doctor or nutritionist will be able to recommend healthy diets to follow to optimize your child’s health and development.
     
  3. Trust and love: A loving environment is key to building trust between you, your child and caregivers. When there is a good relationship, learning is easier, faster and more enjoyable for your child.
     
  4. Stimulation: Exposing your child safely to new sensory experiences helps activate brain cells, building essential neural pathways that will assist your child’s learning abilities far into the future. Reading together, talking in baby talk, playing games, meeting new friends and visiting new places together all provide your child with lots of healthy stimulation. If you are looking for a place to explore with your child, visit the beautiful Landen-Deerfield Park for a picnic or a walk around the trails.
     
  5. Sleep: Regular, uninterrupted sleep is essential for brain development, helping your child to process their experiences and cement new neural connections. Infants should sleep fifteen hours or more a day while toddlers and preschoolers will generally sleep around ten to twelve hours.

At Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of Maineville, we offer your child a loving and safe environment.

To find out more about our program or state-of-the-art facility, contact us today.

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