1) Promote Early Brain Development in Infants and Children
Learn how to promote early brain development in your infant or child from Dr. Lelach Rave, a pediatrician at The Everett Clinic at Harbour Pointe.
2) The Importance of Early Child Development
Sensitive Periods in Early Brain Development are described by Dr. Clyde Hertzman, Director of the Human Early Learning Partnership
3) PBS The Secret Life of the Brain – The Baby’s Brain
THE SECRET LIFE OF THE BRAIN, an amazing production of David Grubin Production, was broadcasted on PBS in 2002. It is a five-part series, revealing the fascinating processes involved in brain development across a lifetime. This mini clip, with appreciation to the original comprehensive production, contains compelling episodes of the first part “The Baby’s Brain — Wider than the Sky” and the second part “The child’s Brain — Syllable from Sound”. Thanks to PBS, Educational Broadcasting Corporation, David Grubin Productions, and YouTube for making the fascinating science available to general public.
4) Experiences Build Brain Architecture
The basic architecture of the brain is constructed through a process that begins early in life and continues into adulthood. Simpler circuits come first and more complex brain circuits build on them later. Genes provide the basic blueprint, but experiences influence how or whether genes are expressed. Together, they shape the quality of brain architecture and establish either a sturdy or a fragile foundation for all of the learning, health, and behavior that follow. Plasticity, or the ability for the brain to reorganize and adapt, is greatest in the first years of life and decreases with age.
7) Brain development of young children
The first years of a child’s life set the foundation for their future. This video explains how the brains of young children develop in the first years of life and why this is so crucial to their future. Children whose bodies and minds are nourished in their early years go on to hold better jobs, have more stable families and contribute to our nation’s economic growth.
8) Early Learning Brain Development and Lifelong Outcomes
Short video highlighting leading brain research and impact of quality early learning opportunities. Featuring Dr. Jack Shonkoff, founder of the Center for the Developing Child at Harvard University
9) The Science of Early Childhood Development
This video from the Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University (developingchild.harvard.edu) features Center Director Jack P. Shonkoff, M.D., professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, the Harvard School of Public Health, and Harvard Medical School addressing basic concepts of early childhood development, established over decades of neuroscience and behavioral research, which help illustrate why child development—particularly from birth to five years—is a foundation for a prosperous and sustainable society.
10) Infant Brain Development – The Critical Intervention Point
Dr. Jill Stamm explains how the hard science of wiring the brain, and resulting cognitive processes, can be translated into user-friendly information and practical strategies to influence her future capacity to learn.
11) Nurturing Your Child’s Early Brain Development
Chaya Kulkarni, Director of Infant Mental Health Promotion at the Hospital for Sick Children, tells us why it’s so important to nurture your child’s early brain development, and how to do it.
12) Early Childhood Brain Development & Communication.
13) Early Brain Development
Pam Schiller, Ph.D., is a freelance early childhood author and consultant. She has written numerous articles for early childhood journals, including Child Care Information Exchange and Texas Child Care Quarterly. Pam is the author of five early childhood curriculums, eleven children’s books and more than thirty teacher and parent resource books.
14) Brain Development & Nurturing Children’s Growing Minds
Learn about the neurobiology of the brain, the effect of child abuse and neglect on the developing brain and what you can do to help a child be all that he/she was meant to be, by Victoria Tennant