85% of a child’s basic brain structure is formed by age three!
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Child development refers to the way kids grow. But there is more to development than physical growth. Children also develop their ability to communicate, to solve problems, and to navigate their physical and social worlds. Most of this learning happens early – 85% of a child’s basic brain structure is formed by age three!
Development is measured using “milestones,” skills that almost all kids at a given age are able to do. For example, nearly all 3 year olds can recognize themselves in a mirror. Children who do not meet these milestones at the same time as their peers may have a developmental delay, like hearing loss, ADD or autism. Knowing these milestones can help you to recognize signs of delay early. Early treatment and support for kids with developmental delays helps children reach their full potential and may prevent delays from affecting long term growth and learning!
The Milestones Quiz is a quick, fun way to test your knowledge of development. If you would like to learn more about child development and receive a full developmental screening, call the Family Health Hotline, 1-800-322-2588 and ask about our Help Me Grow WA program. Our staff will send you a free developmental screening online or by mail to fill out with your child. It’s a great way to learn about milestones and to see what your child can do!