‘Development you can influence
A baby’s brain development paves the way for their future level of intelligence, along with much of their personality and mental stability. Much of this development starts before a baby is even born.
While still in the womb, a baby’s brain grows at a rapid rate. By the end of the third week of foetal development, the three major regions of the brain have been formed and only one week later the brain begins functioning.
During the first five years of a child’s life 90% of their brain development takes place. Up to 51% of a child’s development is thought to be defined by environmental factors.’