Have you ever wondered how do children develop? Children are curious little creatures who spend every waking moment exploring and learning new things. They learn like sponges – soaking up all the information around them. Isn’t it amazing that learning begins so early on in life? Did you know that as much as 90% of the brain is developed by the time a child turns five? That means the first 5 years of your child’s life are crucial for their physical development and cognitive growth, as all those brain connections are forming at a faster rate during these years than at any other time(1).
I feel that one of the best decisions I made for Chanelle was to send her to preschool at the tender age of 18 months old. As a mummy with a full-time job, I do not have the means and capacity to teach and guide Chanelle on weekdays. It would be unfair to deprive her of learning and achieving her potential, so I leave her to the professionals in her school to nurture her.
As much as I hope for Chanelle to achieve her developmental milestones at least within the average range, I also wish that she would acquire qualities such as altruism, responsibility, patience and empathy in time to come. So far, I’m satisfied that she’s achieving all her developmental milestones (cognitive, motor, emotional and communication) and I’m glad that she’s a child who loves asking questions. I hope that my #LittlePioneer will always remain inquisitive and have this desire to keep on learning.
Besides sensory stimulation, proper nutrition is just as important in helping growing minds develop. To support my #LittlePioneer’s continuous learning, I make sure that she receives sufficient nutrition throughout the day, like DHA which is an important block for brain and eye development. Together, stimulation and nutrition help to develop 4 different key skill areas – Cognitive, Motor, Emotional and Communication.
Some people have this misconception that milk is only for babies and children should stop drinking milk once they enter toddlerhood. I like to think otherwise. Even though Chanelle is on two solid meals a day, she gets her bottle of Enfagrow A+ three times a day (morning, before her nap, and at night before her bed time). It is formulated to help meet the recommendation for daily DHA intake(2) to help support my #LittlePioneer’s exploring and learning on a daily basis. It also contains Wellmune® Yeast Beta Glucan as well as a unique blend of Dietary Fiber (Polydextrose) and Prebiotic (GOS) which work in tandem to promote the growth of good bacteria and digestive health!
As a mother, it is my duty to provide my children with good nutrition and stimulation to support their growth. Find out how Enfagrow A+ can support your #LittlePioneer’s continuous learning too at www.littlepioneer.enfagrow.com.sg and feel free to request a sample!
1. Dekaban, A. S. and Sadowsky, D. (1978), Changes in brain weights during the span of human life: Relation of brain weights to body heights and body weights. Ann Neurol., 4: 345–356. doi:10.1002/ana.41004041
2. FAO/WHO recommends daily dietary DHA intake of 10-12mg/kg body weight for children 12-24 months or 100-150mg DHA+EPA for children 2 years old and above. Reference: FAO 2010. Fats and fatty acids in human nutrition. Report of an expert consultation. FAO Food and Nutrition Paper no. 91. FAO:Rome.