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0-3 Months Old: Mental Development

Damaria Senne


After birth, your baby must still grow essential connections between her rapidly growing brain cells in order to be normal and healthy. These connections are the keys to learning and remembering. It is important that you provide an environment where her eager mind can thrive, thus ensuring that many of the connections made are used and therefore become stronger. "The baby also starts to establish memory, especially short-term", says Michele Carelse, a clinical psychologist at Feelgood Professional Online Counselor, Resource Centre and Health Pharmacy. "She recognizes your face, scent and voice."

Damaria Senne is a freelance writer based in Phokeng, South Africa. Her work has been published in regional and national magazines in South Africa, as well as online magazines. She writes about parenting, work-at-home, career and women's issues.

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Donald Feb 17, 2012 11:20:44 AM ET

" It is important that you provide an environment where her eager mind can thrive..." What kind of environment is that? The science museum, or a room with Donald Duck painted on the wall? This article/post/whatever is about as useful as a one-legged Riverdancer.

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Jane Oct 5, 2010 07:53:18 PM ET

I love this site! It is amazing for my child Amelia! She loves the play groups!

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