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Greatwood / Canyon Gate Day Care: How do Nature and Nurture Affect Brain Development?

Posted on 01-15-2015

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Just about every aspect of your child’s brain development is governed by both nature and nurture. Nature refers to things like the genetic traits inherited from our parents and grandparents, while nurture refers to the different environmental factors that have influenced brain development over the years. We will take a closer look at how nature and nurture can affect the development of your child’s brain.

Nature

Nature generally refers to the genetic traits that your child’s brain has acquired from both yourself and your ancestors. For example, if your entire family excelled in mathematics and science, your child may well possess the genetic makeup required to excel in this particular field. This does not necessarily mean that your child will develop these attributes, but he or she simply stands a chance of inheriting them.

Nurture

Nurture refers to how intelligence or brain development is cultivated by parents, teachers, and your child. For example, choosing to invest in a sound foundational education for your child at a top preschool can have a positive influence on your child’s brain development. Another way to nurture your child’s brain development is to incorporate a healthy, balanced diet at home, avoiding processed foods and sugars where possible.

Nature and nurture working together

For optimal brain development, it is ideal for parents and teachers to foster elements of both nature and nurture both at home as well as at school. Ensuring that this is done will result in healthy brain development and growth.

The childcare team at Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of Greatwood / Canyon Gate in Richmond, Texas invites you and your child to view our facility. Contact us today to find out how you can arrange a visit or for any other inquiries.

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