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New video breaks down serve-and-return into 5 simple steps

Responsive and attentive child-adult relationships with many back-and-forth interactions build a strong foundation in a child's brain. The Harvard Center on the Developing Child defines five easy steps to practice serve-and-return with babies.    Read More

May 23, 2019  |  Posted in General Research

Building a Baby’s Brain: From a Dirt Road to a Superhighway

Babies’ brains are not little sponges waiting for someone to pour information into them. They are built during the earliest years through very specific kinds of interactions. Read More

March 17, 2016  |  Posted in General

Early Experiences Shape Brain Architecture

Babies are born ready to learn. At birth, the brain contains about 100 billion neurons that are connected by synapses carrying electrochemical signals in response to stimuli from the world around us. During the earliest years, those synapses are firing at an astonishing rate, and they become the neural foundation upon which everything else is built. Read More

December 18, 2014  |  Posted in General

Happy Mother’s Day

The more we learn about early childhood development, the more we realize the truth behind Lincoln’s words. We now know that brain architecture is profoundly affected by our earliest experiences and interactions, and mothers and fathers are a child’s first and most influential relationships. Read More

May 08, 2014  |  Posted in General

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