Brain development between 1 and 5 years old

Between the ages of 1 and 5 years old, your child will grow in leaps and bounds.

Each child grows at their own pace.

They have their own interests, temperament, style of interacting and ways of learning, which shape how they develop.

Many of the skills children learn come about in similar ways, even if at different stages.

Skills tend to build on each other, starting with simple skills and getting more difficult over time.

Click on the articles below to find out more about how their brain is developing at each age, and how you can support their growth.

Published — 27 June 2019 Last updated — 27 June 2019

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