Up to 90% of children’s brain development occurs in the first five years of their life. In addition, over 1 million new neural connections are being formed every second during the kids’.
One study shows that good early childhood interventions indeed increased people’s incomes by 25 per cent. These randomised interventions (source) were conducted during 1986-1987 in Jamaica and the researchers interviewed the participants.
Literacy and numeracy are crucial to children’s learning and development. These skills allow kids to learn further, prepare for formal schooling and integrate well within a society. Moreover, getting smarter is crucial.
To raise a happy child, you should make him/her feel safe, surrounded with happy people (that includes you) and placed in an encouraging environment. In other words, the principles to make people.