Babies develop the most in the first year of their life. During this first year, brain wiring takes place.  A baby’s brain contains 100 billion neurons and will grow trillions of brain-cell connections during the first year.  These connections are called synapses and they need to be “wired together” through stimulation.  If these synapses are not wired during the first year, they’re lost during the child’s school years.  The brain operates on a “use it or lose it” basis.

While it might sound complicated from a scientific perspective, as a parent there are easy every day things that you can do to help your child’s development.

Here is an article with 20 Ways to Boost your Baby’s Brain Power: