Tag: brain development

Emotional development: The basics

When we think about child development we tend to imagine babies learning to walk, talk, and count. We do our best to make sure that...

What science says about child development

Throughout time, there has been an incredible amount of research done about early childhood and brain development. The behavioral and social sciences have created a...

The neuroscience underlying your baby’s laughing response

What does laughing communication reveal about your baby's brain?  Have you ever played hide and seek with your baby? What is the sequence of brain understanding...

Why love matters

Every parent has heard how early experiences define a child's future, but most people underestimate the importance of love and stability during infancy. A great...

Can early experiences impact whether genes are turned on or off?

In the recent years, scientific research has taught us that early life experiences can have a powerful influence on the developing brain. The brain is particularly responsive and...

Words about words: Parental engagement change the course of language development

The first years of life are a critical period for brain development. At this time, the brain is at its most malleable, which presents a time of...