A child’s brain is amazing!
Research shows that positive relationship between parents and children supports their healthy brain development through all the different stages of their childhood.
Understanding brain development can be difficult. Barnardo’s have therefore teamed up with Kate Cairns Associates (KCA) who are experts in the field.
KCA has taken all of the complex evidence and research about healthy brain development and created a simple and effective approach called Five to Thrive.
We have trained the Hampshire Healthy Family Staff in the Five to Thrive approach and are delighted to share it with you here.
Kate Cairns Associates’ Five to Thrive approach is based on a set of five key activities that are the building blocks of healthy communication and brain development;
Responding and assessing needs
Connecting and engaging
Being playful/ activating the right brain
Creating a narrative / activating the left brain