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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (FOX13) -

The Dinosaur exhibit at the Pink Palace Museum is always a hit with the kids. But some kids instantly know it's a robot while others are frightened until someone tells them that it's okay.

Why is this? Well it could be that the kids that grasp what they see almost instantly had more interactive and engaging activities right from birth.

That is the message that comes from "The Early Advantage" exhibit now on display at the Pink Palace. Commissioned by the Urban Child Institute and developed by the Center for Media Arts at the University of Memphis, the interactive exhibit gives examples of different activities a parent and child can engage in during the day.

After making your selections, the program will give a summation of how the activities you chose will impact your child as far as a learning experience.

"During years 0 to 3, 80% of the child's brain is formed. So what you do with your child particularly in terms of touching, talking, reading and playing to stimulate that brain development in those critical first three years is going to help them for a lifetime," said Michael Schmidt, Director of Multimedia Arts at the University of Memphis.

It is also important to understand how the earliest experiences, both positive and negative, directly impact the long-term emotional, social, physical and cognitive skills of a child under the age of three. So what you should bring away from this exhibit is spend as much time as possible with your infant child and make every experience as positive and happy as possible.

This Early Advantage exhibit will be at the Pink Palace Museum until sometime after the first of the year. Then it will be moved to numerous locations around Shelby County to help get the word out that all this learning at an early age is very important.

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