A “Big Bang” in the Childhood Brain!

  • In the first 2,000 days of life there is an explosion of growth in your brain that stays with you for the rest of your life.
  • You learn more from 0 to 5 years of age than in any other five year period in your life.
  • By the age of 5, 92% of the brain’s growth is complete
  • A social connection during learning (such as you reading to your child) increases the child’s learning more than learning passively through simply viewing.

As Minnesota Public Radio said: “We are currently in the midst of a revolution in our understanding of development of the early brain”. To learn more, listen to just a few minutes of the presentation given by brain scientists from the University of Washington given this summer at the Aspen Ideas Festival

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