Wednesday, October 03, 2012
Huron County Health Unit
Huron County Promotes Early Brain Development
When it comes to brain development, parents of young children have many questions. How can I help my three year old cope with emotions? How can I help my baby’s brain to develop well? Should my baby watch the so-called “brain development” videos?
Huron Early Years Centres and Huron County Health Unit are joining a provincial campaign to help parents support their young child’s brain development.
There’s a new website, www.healthybabyhealthybrain.ca, which gives parents of children aged zero to three answers to their questions on brain development. It offers inexpensive, practical suggestions through short videos on topics such as nutrition, sleep, play, physical activity, attachment, self-regulation, discipline and stress. Some parents want to know what activities they should do with their young child and which toys and foods they should give to baby to help with their brain development. These videos answer these questions, show real-life situations and offer simple advice for parents.
The videos’ key messages remind parents that all of the little things they do every day with their baby impacts their development. Helping a baby develop a secure attachment is one of the most important things a parent can do. When babies feel secure, they are more able to learn from their environment.
Huron Early Years program and Health Unit staff will be promoting the Healthy Baby, Healthy Brain program at various play groups around Huron County this fall.
To find out more about our community events, please check the calendars on the Ontario Early Years website www.huroncounty.ca/childcare/index.php and Huron County Health Unit www.huroncounty.ca/eventcal/index.php.
To find out more about early brain development, visit www.healthybabyhealthybrain.ca.
519-482-3416 ext 2224