– According to a new study by researchers at the University of Connecticut, one-on-one conversations with babies are not only helping their language development, but the development of many other brain skills as well. On the other hand, half of parents believe that children learn as much from watching TV as from interacting with an adult. 

– The human brain, wired to make from the start hundreds of trillions of connections between neurons, reaches about 90% of its development after only 3 years. Daily and repeated experiences with parents and caregivers, through baby talk conversations and play activities – like playing peek-a-boo, blowing bubbles, or rolling a ball back and forth – are essential for the optimal construction of the brain and the stimulation of learning through trial and error. <br-

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