Child development: simple ways to help your child thrive

Presented by Jodie Benveniste, Department for Education and Child Development

Did you know that the most important time for building a child's brain is in the first five years? That's when there are more brain connections forming than there are stars in the sky!

Most parents just want their kids to lead happy, healthy lives where they can reach their full potential. Fortunately, it doesn't require more time or expensive toys or classes to help promote child development. There are so many ways to help child development in everyday activities that help them learn and grow.

In this session, psychologist and parenting author, Jodie Benveniste shares some simple ways to care, learn, talk and play so you can switch on more and more lights, and help your child enjoy the brightest start.

Note: The views and advice expressed on this blog post are those of the author and are not representative of the Pregnancy Babies & Children's Expo.

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