The experiences children receive in the early years of life are crucial to overall brain development.
The Brain doesn’t just magically develop on it’s own. It needs experiences to make this happen. When a child has an experience, actual connections are formed between brain cells. The brain cells are dependent on experience to create these connections!
All of these connections physically grow, organize and develop the brain. Genetics certainly plays a large role in laying out a plan for development. However, it is primarily the early experiences that largely determine the basic strength and function of the brain's wiring system. This creates the base for learning, behavior, health and relationships in life.
It is that simple! So … of course we want most experiences to be positive for ALL children!
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