"Little Noggins Nook" helping brain development

A kid's museum in South Bend and Memorial Brainworks are teaming up to help early childhood brain development.

The Healthworks Kids Museum has opened up a new space called “Little Noggins Nook.” The area is specially designed for newborns up to children four-years-old, to encourage parental involvement and hands-on play.

The bright colors, shapes and textures help enhance senses and foster development of skills kids will use throughout their lifetimes.

Instructors at the museum like Deborah Raybold, say these skills create the ability to learn, love, thrive, and achieve.

"Science over the last couple years has found that how adults play with children in the first four years of life, builds all of the life skills that they need to do well in school, to collaborate with others, to be good team players, to establish emotional connections. So this space is really about how easy that type of play is and what it does to build a child's brain," says Raybold.

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