Toddlers’ Brains ‘Need Input’ In Early Years

Latest News | Mar 31, 2016

The development of toddlers’ brains can be set back by decades if they are not adequately stimulated in the years before starting school, according to neuroscientists and charity workers.

Experts are calling for more to be done to make the most of the “lightbulb” years, when toddlers’ brains are developing rapidly.

A report from University College London’s Institute of Child Health and the charity Save the Children has revealed toddlers’ brains form connections at double the rate of adults.

If children fail to develop adequate language skills early on, it can leave them struggling to learn in the classroom during later years.

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