Bringing out your child’s full potential! – Early education and the brain

2016.06.30

Along with the decrease in the birth rate, the early education industry has grown to over 3 trillion yen in recent years.
What are the benefits of early education for your child?
We will introduce these benefits and how they are linked to brain development.

From what age does early education start?

In recent years, many parents start sending their children to classes from a young age.
It is difficult to imagine what potential a newborn baby has.
However, parents feel that it is their responsibility to bring out this potential to its fullest. As a result, more and more parents are choosing to participate in early education programs to expose their young ones to various experiences and broaden their potential.
Attending classes before the age of 3 years old has a large impact on a child’s cognitive and emotional development.
Some parents even start their children in classes from as early as 0 years and 2 months.

By the time your child’s brain is fully developed

Research shows that a child’s brain develops 80% by the time they turn 3 years old.
The number of brain cells a child has gradually increases from birth, reaching their peak at 3 years old.
Between the age of 3 and 6 years, the brain’s information transfer functionality is also created.
During this developmental period, unnecessary brain cells disappear and by the age of 7 years old it is said that the brain is almost fully developed (more than 90%).
Therefore, it is effective to stimulate the brain; of which 80% is developed by the age of 3 and 90% is developed by the age of 7, from as early an age as possible.

How does early learning affect a child’s cognitive and emotional skills?

The earlier children are exposed to learning the more likely that they will grow up intelligent.
So the more positive stimulation you expose your little one to the better.
Attending mommy and me classes with your little one will give him/her the chance to expand their cognitive skills, imagination and problem-solving skills.
Many mothers tend to stay indoors with their babies after birth.
However, it is important to expose babies to the world around them as early as possible.
These classes are also a great way for young children to develop their communication skills and become more comfortable with new people of all ages.

How does early learning affect a child’s academic skills?

As they say “The leopard cannot change his spots”, what a child experiences before he/she is 3 years old has a huge impact on their personality.
Experiences and ways of thinking from childhood largely influence a child’s future academic skills.
The number of brain cells in a young child’s brain increase at an explosive pace between the ages of 0- 3 years old.
Let’s take advantage of this time to begin early learning with our children and expand their minds and bodies.

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