Written by Linda Burgess Chamberlain, Phd, MPH and illustrated by Peter Camburn
A baby’s brain is like a flower ready to bloom. From the first moments of life, a baby’s brain is absorbing new experiences and being shaped by its environment. Even though an infant may be too young to have conscious memories of these early experiences, the developing brain does not forget.
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