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Did you know a baby's brain contains about 100 billion nerve cells at birth? And by the age of three, these cells or neurons have connected with others and increased to about 100 trillion?

These links or "brain paths" are formed through stimulation and interaction. So, if you can stimulate your little one in the first three years, you can do a lot to help build those paths and nerve cells.

Contrary to what one might think, stimulation does not necessarily happen through brain-building games and exercises.

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