Children’s Minnesota is working with parents and caregivers to build awareness about the importance of spending time with children during their early years. Dr. Gigi Chawla says 80-percent of brain development occurs by age three. She says between six and 12 months is when a child develops language and it’s a crucial time for parents to be making sounds right along with their child and joining in on the baby razzes:
“When they (a child) reaffirm that connection that — that hard wires it….it allows language to develop on top of those little…the nidus of language”
Chawla says between the ages of zero and six months is when children develop their sensory skills:
Chawla says when parents help infants with these explorations, it allows children to make more permanent sensory connections.
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