Four proven ingredients for healthy cognitive development in infants

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About 50% of any person's intelligence is genetic, but the other 50% can be nurtured during infancy in childhood. Four proven methods to help healthy brain development and learning:

  1. Breast feeding
  2. Talking to your children - a lot
  3. Guided play every day
  4. Praising effort rather than intelligence


  1. Medina, John. Brain Rules for Baby: How to Raise a Smart and Happy Child from Zero to Five. Seattle: Pear Press, 2014.