Different experiences grow brain connections

Young child engages in play at table.

A baby’s brain has millions of connections, and these connections grow stronger when very young children have lots of different experiences and opportunities to talk and play with others.

The benefits of crawling

Baby crawling across floor.

Crawling is about much more than just getting around. Among other things, crawling develops upper body strength, fosters independence, and helps babies develop their eyes which are changing focal length as they move. Most importantly though, crawling develops the sharing of information between the two sides of the brain.