Importance of Early Childhood Development
Importance of Early Childhood Development.
Learning starts when children are infant, which is long before school begins. The first five years of childhood are significant; they are the foundation that shapes children’s future health, growth, development, knowledge and learning at school, and most importantly their adult life. To maximize their future well-being, parents have to take the importance of learning in young children seriously.
Parent’s involvement in children’s early year development is necessary and has lifelong effects on children. Continues research of 70 years have shown that young children are a clean slate and their basic abilities can be developed by giving them a variety of learning situations and these abilities can encourage their future learning. In many developed countries, early childhood development is taken very seriously besides schooling. It enhances knowledge and benefits both physical and mental health.
Early childhood development has a deep effect on how children’s brain develops, construction of brain is an ongoing process, which starts before birth and continues until the adulthood. Eighty percent of the brain development happens before the age of five. Early childhood care improves the quality of that construction by setting up a strong base for the future learning. The brain development is 10 times faster in early years than at any other time in life, children learn more quickly during this time.
There is much useful information on the internet that helps parents understand the stages of child development. It is important to know what to expect and how to support the children as they grow. Parents just have to provide their children, access to quality health care, education, and good learning experience. Give them your time and an environment in which they are able to grow with full potential. Giving 10 minutes of time to your children in those early five year is equally proportionate to the 1 hour given in adult life. So let us be committed to give proper time at proper stage to our children.