The Second Year Of Your Baby’s Development
During the second year, the brain’s language areas undergo most of the changes. These areas of the brain start to develop a greater number of synapses and start to become interconnected. These changes are directly related to what is commonly referred to as “the vocabulary explosion”, or that period of time between the first and second birthdays where a child’s vocabulary roughly quadruples.
The brain also develops the ability to perform more complex tasks during the second year. The infant becomes aware of his or her own intentions and emotions and can recognize their own reflection. Your baby will soon start to use words such as me and I, as well as their own name. In short, self awareness and identity are beginning to form.