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A psychotherapist explains how toddlers learn and how to maximise their potential

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Expose your child to different environments and different people.
Expose your child to different environments and different people.

You've heard it said before: children are like sponges, taking in everything they hear, see, touch and smell. You can maximise this learning by pointing out and explaining different concepts to your child while you both go about your daily activities.

Francois de Bruyn, a psychotherapist with a special interest in developmental learning says that, "Toddlers learn by storing past sensory experiences such as taste, smell, sight, touch and hearing. These stimuli are then integrated with the emotions prevalent at that moment."

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