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

While you are brushing your child’s teeth, look in the mirror with them. Talk about your teeth and your child’s teeth. What is the same, and what is different? For example, you have more teeth, and they are bigger. Follow their lead! Learning about categories and connections will help them later in reading, math, and science.

Research in Brief

Touch and Self Recognition. Learning to recognize themselves in mirrors is an important developmental milestone for babies as they approach 18 months old. Researchers have discovered that babies’ experiences of touch contribute to the development of this important skill.

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