A Guide to Brain Development (DW27)

A child’s brain is amazing!

This wheel offers information and guidance on how a child’s brain develops from pre-birth through to five years old.

A child’s brain begins to grow before birth. During the first three years it will grow the most. By age three 90% of their brain will be developed.

This Development Wheel is double sided and divided into sections. One side shows the growth stages and information about a child’s brain. The other offers tips and ideas about how to help a child’s brain develop.

The wheel also has information about how parents/carers can support themselves and offers sources of support.

This wheel was written by practitioners and early years advisors to ensure that it will meet the needs of not only parents and carers, but also professionals/practitioners and others working in early years health.

All the regular sized discs are approx. 230mm in diameter and are laminated for strength.