top of page

5 Stages of Child Brain Development


From a baby's first words to the development of abstract thinking, understanding how a child's brain develops is an important part of being a parent.


In this article, we will explore the five stages of a child’s brain development, from infancy to adolescence. We will look at how the brain develops in terms of language, physical, cognitive and social-emotional development.


By understanding the stages of child’s brain development, you, as a parent, can better support your child's growth and development and help your child reach his/her full potential.


Stage 1: Newborn

Newborn brain development is an amazing process that occurs over the first few months of a newborn’s life.


During this time, the brain is rapidly forming neural connections and laying the foundation for future learning and development.


During the newborn stage, babies learn to recognize and respond to their environment, including recognizing their parents' faces and voices. They also begin to develop basic motor skills, such as grasping and reaching. That is why time spent with the newborn