A newborn child has around 100 billion mostly unlinked neurons. During the first 3 years of their life, connections between these neurons are rapidly made and by the end of just the first year the child’s brain more closely resembles that of an adult to a newborn (Chugani 1999).
Welcome esteemed guests and casual passersby,
My name is Ash and I am the proud father of a 1 year old boy. I have a degree in Biological Sciences and I am a teaching assistant at an outstanding school in England.
My little boy constantly amazes me with all the new skills he learns and how quick he is to learn them, how funny he is, how brilliant his smile is and well… everything!
He is the main reason I have created this site. I want to understand how he learns and develops and what I can do to nurture that. Which parent wouldn’t?
Thanks to my degree – the hours and hours of research – I am used to reading lots of scientific reports and extracting from them important and relevant information (it can be hard sometimes and although often interesting, not always a lot of fun).
My time as a teaching assistant has given me lots of hands-on experience of being around children. Everyday, I get to see how they play, socialise and how they learn. I get to teach them as well!
Now that I am a parent, I get to see all the other stuff too. How he’s changed from a baby into toddler – with character and personality and so much energy. How he eats and sleeps. How he copies what I do and how quickly he is developing.
As a parent, I understand how hard it can be sometimes, and with so much parenting advice out there it can be difficult to know which advice to listen to and what you can probably just ignore.
Here at Nurtured Neurons, I use my experience and knowledge to help you cut through the noise by creating well researched posts packed full of usable parenting tips and advice that you know you can trust.
To compliment these posts, I also create free printables which give you something practical you can use to help your little ones develop their flourishing skills. From motor skills and concentration, to math and literacy and everything in between.
And some that are just straight up fun!
I want to help my little boy to grow and develop the best way that he possibly can and hopefully I can help yours as well!
Let’s nurture those neurons (altogether now)!