Children live in a reality of wonderment, excitement, zest for life and belief in magical abilities and we rob them of that by ascribing our personal experiences and belief systems onto them which have no bearing on the reality that they live in. In interviews, 85% of 4-year-olds said that they believed in Santa, 65% of 6-year-olds said that they believed, and 25% of 8-year-olds said that they believed. Kids brains are larger than adult brains based on proportion, about 130 % larger! Children live on their own kind of “brainwave.” Their brains see and hear things that they understand.
In the first two years of life your babies brain undergo’s some serious growth. Unlike any other times in his/her life, the brain triples in growth. Peter Huttenlocher, Professor Emeritus and former Chief of Pediatric Neurology at the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine states that a child's brain develops twice as many synapses as it needs in adult life. This excess of synapses make the brain especially responsive to external input. The brain then decides which synapses to discard and which ones are activated. This concept is called plasticity, or the brains ability to shape itself . The ultimate conclusion is that genes develop the blueprint for the brain, but experiences and environment are responsible for its construction. So what kinds of things can actually help boost baby brain development in these two to three years?