MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – Witnessing your children’s first steps, hearing their first words, or seeing them make their first friends are milestones that will eventually become every mom’s most cherished memories. Being there and keeping track of key milestones allow you to judge your child’s development, and this plays a very big role in helping your child have the best possible start in life.
When it comes to proper nutrition and brain development, you only want the best for your child. Create an environment conducive to learning and exploring, and be there for your child every step of the way.
These milestones are, however, not confined to what you might think. There are actually four critical skill areas, namely: intellectual, motor, emotional, and communication. These four areas are controlled by the brain. That is why ensuring holistic brain development is essential to help your child reach his or her full potential.
With proper nutrition and stimulation, informed by an understanding of brain development, you can help your child’s brain respond more effectively and efficiently to his or her environment.
Take a look at the infographic below and be guided about the key milestones your child may achieve at a certain age. Hover your pointer above the icons for more information.
Editorial note: This article was previously published under the title 'Step by step: Mom's guide to her child's firsts.'
A child's brain development is very important. With proper nutrition and stimulation, and a nutrient responsible for healthy brain function and structure like DHA, are key to help parents guide their child to be the best that they can be.
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