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As your little ones grow, you want them to continue learning new things. It’s important to have your child engage in activities that teach them important skills. There are a number of simple ways to boost your child’s brain development at home.

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What are some good activities for child brain development?

Children crave stimulation. You can practice communicating with your young child, engage their minds with storytelling and colorful books, and ask them questions to stimulate their thinking process. 

  1. Communication
  2. Books and Storytelling
  3. Ask Questions

1) Communication

You can begin teaching your child communication skills by labeling everything around them. Label the objects your little one is looking at and mention every action you’re doing around them. Talk about how things feel, how foods taste, and so on. This will help your child develop a good vocabulary and an understanding of what people are doing around them.

2) Books and Storytelling

Books are the first step to gross motor skill development and toddlers learn important social and emotional skills. Read your little one simple short stories with colorful illustrations. Young children can learn a lot through activity books as they grow. 

Pro Tip: Pretend play is also another fun activity to do as your little ones engage with the stories they’re listening to.

3) Ask Questions

Try a fun game of ‘I Spy’ to help your child learn problem-solving skills. Ask your child what something is by describing the object instead of saying what it actually is. Asking questions will stimulate your child’s thinking process for a great brain-boosting activity.

Engaging Your Child’s Brain

These child brain development activities can be used frequently to stimulate different areas of the brain each day. Enjoy your time spent with your toddler or preschooler as they learn new skills along the way. 

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