Building Children’s Brains – Vroom
Date posted: March 18, 2016
Research shows that there is no better time to create a strong foundation than the first five years of life, because this is when brain development is the most rapid. And, the things that matter the most, like talking and playing, can be layered onto existing routines. Vroom was born out of a need for creative tools and materials that inspire families to turn everyday moments into brain building moments. It was developed with thoughtful input from parents, early childhood experts, neuroscientists, parents and community leaders.
The Vroom website contains colourful activity cards with ideas for using everyday activities to enhance child development; flip the cards over for the brain building science behind them. These are available for free download and could complement a family literacy program. There’s additional background information on how a child’s brain develops. And, there’s a Daily Vroom app available.