A study conducted by The Norwegian University of Science and Technology proves that babies exposed to stimulation get brain boost. According to neuroscientist Audrey van der Meer, a professor at NTNU the development of our brain, sensory perception and motor skills happen in sync.
She believes that even the smallest babies must be challenged and stimulated at their level from birth onward. Babies need to engage their entire body and senses by exploring their world and different materials, both indoors and out and in all types of weather.
The new studies bring forth the importance of external stimuli; play toys, play doughs etc that has a vital role in the growth of children.
Reference: Science Daily