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: firstname.lastname@example.org If you would like to see Dad specific resources, GO HERE. Enjoy!
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.
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.
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.
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 is a national nonprofit organization that provides parents, professionals and policymakers the knowledge and the know-how to nurture early development.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Epigenetic’s is the study of biological mechanisms that will turn genes on and off
A small study shows behavioral modification helps kids with autism interact better
Traditional Toys May Beat Gadgets in Language Development
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 Comprehensive Health Guide
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