The first three years of a child’s brain development impact their later health and development. It is like the foundation of any building. If it is strong, the building will stand against uncertainties much better. If a building has a weak base, it might collapse without even needing external intervention. The first eight years of a child’s brain development create the foundation for future health, learning, and success. From that, the first three years are very crucial for shaping their mind’s architecture. Early experiences act as a base for future experiences and functioning throughout their lives.
Dr. Neeraj Suri rightly mentions in her book -’ Speak-A-Boo’ how communicating correctly with a child during these early years helps them form connections and associations to certain actions and words which get stored as ‘memories.’ She covers the journey of the first three years of raising your kid in the most holistic way possible. The book talks about how parents should communicate with their kids, prepare themselves for the role of being a parent, be ready to face uncertainties, and many other important issues that often don’t get discussed much.