First 5 Shasta sharing information on early brain development and a broad array of 0-to-5 topics.

Baby Identity Theft

reality of becoming a mom also comes with its bumps. Alongside the joy of having a baby is significant transition for a woman and that isn’t all hearts and flowers. Who am I? What am I? Am I doing this … Continue reading

Digital Babies Catching Air

If you put a smartphone in many a preschooler’s hands, chances are they’ll show you how to change your ringtone, play a game, call grandma, take a selfie, or text a friend. Today’s young children are growing up in a … Continue reading

ACEs and Brain Architecture

A healthy newborn brain is about one-quarter the size of an adult brain, but it comes packed with the pieces and parts required for phenomenal development, especially from birth to age 3. An average baby’s brain triples in size during … Continue reading

WOYC Fun With Your Little One

It’s the second-most wonderful time of the year! A certain tune has claimed Christmas as the most wonderful, so we’re happy to claim second-most for Shasta County’s Week of the Young Child (WOYC). This celebration of young children takes place … Continue reading

Serious Science: Play!

“Babies learn through their five senses rather than an academic style of learning. That’s why talking, reading, singing, tummy time, grabbing books and toys, and knocking over that pile of blocks is optimal for development. It’s all part of the … Continue reading