3 Crucial Things You Need To Know About Child Development and Your Preschooler
Have you ever wondered what’s going on in your kid’s head?
Especially when they’re younger, it can be hard to image what it is they think about.
Are they only filled with imaginative thoughts?
Maybe they only think about when the next meal is? Or their next playtime? When they get to finally go to bed?
No matter what it is, it’s often troubling for parents to try and decipher.
You wouldn’t be wrong to think that they’re thinking of the basics, of course. The most active part of a child’s brain is the brain stem and midbrain, which control a human’s desires for the necessities in life.
Where the brain stem controls blood pressure, temperature, and heart rate, the midbrain controls things like appetite and sleep. For this reason, it’s easy to assume that children think of nothing else other than getting their hands on the tools for survival. It makes sense and we could even stop there, if it weren’t that we also knew that the most important years of child development occurs during their preschool years from zero to four years old.