I’ve been working on an upcoming post about brain development in children, which is predominately influenced by their environment. The majority of brain development occurs after birth. Approximately 90% occurs by the age of 5.
During my research I came across this video. All I could say after watching it was…
Daniela – Guitar – 14 yrs old
Paulina – Drums – 12 yrs old
Alejandra – Bass Guitar – 9 yrs old
What ever environment and activities children interact and engage in play a major role in stimulating and influencing the pattern of the connections made between the nerve cells. Combined with love, support, a sense of security and proper nutrition, this process influences the development of fine and gross motor skills, language, socialization, personal awareness, emotional well-being, creativity, problem solving and learning ability.
Throughout history, society has predominately treated children as property, and in doing so, grossly underestimated their potential brain development and the kind of environment they require to reach their full potential and thrive.
More “wow” coming soon.