Revista de Saúde da Criança e do Adolescente


The wonders of childhood: Understanding and nurturing child development.

Taciana Mai

Childhood is a time of discovery, growth, and development. It is a period when the brain is rapidly developing, and the foundation for lifelong learning and well-being is laid. As parents, caregivers, and educators, it is essential to understand the wonders of childhood and how we can nurture healthy development in children. One of the key aspects of child development is the brain's plasticity, which refers to its ability to change and adapt in response to new experiences. This ability is especially pronounced in early childhood, when the brain is most receptive to learning and development. During this period, children's brains are constantly forming new neural connections, which is critical for cognitive, emotional, and social development.