Friday, January 31, 2014

Visualizing Brain Development

Infant and young child brain development has a tremendous effect on early childhood learning.  The Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University has an incredible 3-part video series showing how internal and external factors influence brain development. 

Three Core Concepts in Early Development video series screenshot

From the website: "The series depicts how advances in neuroscience, molecular biology, and genomics now give us a much better understanding of how early experiences are built into our bodies and brains, for better or for worse. Healthy development in the early years provides the building blocks for educational achievement, economic productivity, responsible citizenship, lifelong health, strong communities, and successful parenting of the next generation."

Visit the Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University