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Video: Child development: the first eight years

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Child development in the first eight years happens through play and interactions with primary carers. Children start learning at birth. Their early experiences and interactions stimulate their brains and help them learn and develop. The skills your child develops in these early years build a foundation for learning throughout life.

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