Between birth and age three, your baby’s brain creates more connections than it needs. Over time, the connections that are used often will become permanent. Connections that are not used as often will disappear.

Using the five senses is important in a child’s brain development. Parents need to provide a variety of social and learning opportunities. These will help the brain connections to become permanent.

Activities can include reading to your child, finger-painting, dancing, breastfeeding, singing, music, smelling, tasting new foods and touching interesting things.

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