Brain Development Timeline

Our brains continue growing and changing throughout life. To learn more about changes in the brain during different periods of development, click on the images above.

Brain-Building Tip of the Month

Reading to your toddler can help kickstart their communication and language skills even before they can recognize letters and words. Help them match images to words by asking questions like “can you point to the dog?”

Research in Brief

Word Learning in Young Children. A new study found a link between vocabulary and looking at objects. Children who knew more words tended to look toward objects when they heard a new word. Children with smaller vocabularies tended to take longer to process new words and looked back and forth between objects. These findings could help identify children who need language support early in their development.

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