ERIC Number: ED442545
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
Cooing, Crying, Cuddling: Infant Brain Development. [Videotape].
National Association for the Education of Young Children, Washington, DC.
Noting recent neuroscience research findings suggesting that caregivers play a vital role in brain development, this videotape explores the process of brain development during the first 15 months of life and presents implications for infant care. Part 1 of the 28-minute video discusses basic infant development and brain research, focusing on how the brain works, the role of early experience, developmental milestones, and the importance of attachment relationships. Part 2 examines health and safety issues, highlighting influences on brain development, injuries that could impair brain development, creating a safe environment, and factors contributing to child abuse. Part 3 discusses caregiver responsiveness, guidance, and partnering, focusing on the ways caregivers' behavior provides the basis for a secure attachment, including sensitive behavior, predictability, teaching, creating a learning environment, and providing challenging and appropriate toys. Part 4 addresses ways caregivers can form partnerships with parents and presents characteristics of high quality child care programs. Part 5 summarizes the impact of the environment on early brain development, from prenatal effects to the role of intervention for at-risk infants. (KB)
Descriptors: Attachment Behavior, Brain, Caregiver Child Relationship, Caregiver Role, Child Development, Child Health, Child Safety, Early Experience, Emotional Development, Infant Behavior, Infants, Nutrition, Parent Child Relationship, Parent Role, Prenatal Influences, Safety, Theories, Videotape Recordings
NAEYC, 1509 16th Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20036-1426; (28-minute VHS videotape: Order #897, $42). Tel: 800-424-2460 (Toll-Free); Tel: 202-232-8777; Fax: 202-328-1846.
Publication Type: Non-Print Media; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Association for the Education of Young Children, Washington, DC.