Brain Development

Brain development begins early! Experiences, before birth and in the first few years of life, form connections in the brain. Relationships with the important people in a baby's life build these pathways and create the structure of the infant's brain. This period has the most opportunities—and vulnerabilities—for the development of the brain.

Brain Development

BabyTalks: Babbling Babies - Early Language Development

Early Essentials Webisode 4: The First Three Years

BTT 2014: Building Baby Brains: The Importance of Early Experiences

BTT 2014: Infants' Grasp of Others' Intentions

BTT 2014: Dual Language Development

vBTT 2013: Prenatal Brain Development

vBTT 2013: Prenatal Development and School Readiness

News You Can Use: Early Experiences Build the Brain

BTT 2010: The Philosophical Baby, Dr. Alison Gopnik

BTT 2007: Supporting Children's Social-Emotional Development, Dr. Dan Siegel

Little Voices for Healthy Choices: Building a Dynamic Brain (Music, Movement, and Nutrition)

Little Voices for Healthy Choices: Developing Mind and Body Through Music and Movement

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Last Reviewed: January 2017

Last Updated: January 3, 2017