As a parent you will probably never forget that moment, when your baby was around six weeks old, when he or she smiled at you for the first time. It melted your heart, I’m sure. This is the first sign of our children’s social nature taking hold. But how do social skills develop in children over time in the brain?
Thanks to new technology, we are beginning to understand more about how the social and motor development of infants and young children are closely linked. I’m guest posting over at Notes on Parenting today discussing this topic more. It’s a fascinating topic and ties in well to recent discussions in education about the role of play and physical activity. Even in later years, connections between social, motor, and cognitive development are still influencing the ongoing process of growth.
These are the topics that make child development so fascinating!