These are just a few of the resources that have helped inform us as parents and as toy designers. There are many lists of new toys out there, but our goal is to assemble a list of resources for people who are interested in the science of early bonding. This may include general early childhood education as well as brain science. If you have a resource or link that you feel should be included, please reach out: info@yoeebaby.com If you would like to see Dad specific resources, GO HERE. Enjoy!

THE NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR PLAY

Along with other special patterns of play, the curiosity about and playing with “objects” is a pervasive innately fun pattern of play, and creates its own “states” of playfulness. Early on, toys take on highly personalized characteristics, and as skills in manipulating objects (i.e., banging on pans, skipping rocks, etc.) develop, the richer become the circuits in the brain.

 

 

HARVARD CENTER FOR THE DEVELOPING CHILD

A child’s earliest experiences have a lasting impact on the architecture of the developing brain. During this important phase of brain development, billions of brain cells form circuits and connections that form the foundation for all future learning, behavior and health. Harvard’s team explains.

 

BOOTCAMP FOR NEW DADS

Boot Camp for New Dads® (aka Daddy Boot Camp®) is a unique father-to-father, community-based workshop that inspires and equips men of different economic levels, ages and cultures to become confidently engaged with their infants, support their mates and personally navigate their transformation into dads.

 

...AND BOOTCAMP FOR NEW MOMS

Boot Camp is a unique workshop where moms-to-be get advice, insight and tips from real new moms and their babies.

 

ZERO TO THREE

Zero To Three is a national nonprofit organization that provides parents, professionals and policymakers the knowledge and the know-how to nurture early development.

 

BABYCENTER

BabyCenter is the #1 pregnancy and parenting digital resource providing parents with trusted information, advice from peers and support at every stage of their child’s development. See what’s happening with your baby’s development, week by week.

 

FIRST 5 CALIFORNIA

The experts at California’s leading early childhood development resource break down the important facts about the factors influencing your child’s early brain development.

 

INSTITUTE FOR LEARNING & BRAIN SCIENCES

Connecting early learning and brain development The Institute for Learning & Brain Sciences (I-LABS) is the world’s leading interdisciplinary research center on early learning and brain development.

 

DETAILED RESOURCE LIST

courtesy of Better Brains Babies

The following are some recent reports and news releases highlighting cutting-edge research related to the brain and child development.

 

TALKING IS TEACHING via TOO SMALL TO FAIL

Too Small to Fail helps parents take meaningful actions to improve the health and well-being of children ages zero to five. Their Read, Talk, Sing campaign offers easy ways to help baby’s grow up smarter, happier and with a brighter future.

 

WHAT IS EPIGENETICS?

Epigenetic’s is the study of biological mechanisms that will turn genes on and off

 

AUTISM & EARLY INTERVENTION

A small study shows behavioral modification helps kids with autism interact better

 

NEW YORK TIMES

Traditional Toys May Beat Gadgets in Language Development

 

LAURA JANA, MD

Dr. Jana is an excellent resource on all things baby and child. This is why we are honored to have her on our board of advisors.

 

CHILDREN'S DRUG WATCH

Children’s Comprehensive Health Guide

 

EARLY EDUCATION FILM

Social-Emotional Development