Because brain development is in its most important stages between the ages of 8-17, young athletes are faced with a unique challenge as their brains may be more susceptible to the effects of a concussion.
Cognitive development means the growth of a child’s ability to think and reason. This growth happens differently from ages 6 to 12, and ages 12 to 18. Learn more on the ways you can encourage healthy cognitive growth.
Preschool-age children (ages 3 to 5) are still developing their eating habits and need encouragement to eat healthy meals and snacks. These children are eager to learn, especially from other people. They will often imitate eating behaviors of adults.