Resources

Brain Bricks

As heard on

BBC Radio Surrey and BBC Radio Sussex

Brain Bricks Song (with lyrics)

April 2017

 

We advice that anyone due to attend a course; familiarise yourself (and your baby) with the Brain Bricks song so that you can confidently sing along during our sessions.

 

Anyone who has already completed a course; you may wish to sing along with your baby at home as a reminder of what wonderful brain building you do each and every time that you engage with your wonderful baby... keep up the great work 'Little Brick Builders!'

Home Learning Resources

These are best to be viewed after completion of the course as an aide memoire and to offer further reading on these topics.

 

 

Session 1: Physical Brain

  • http://developingchild.harvard.edu/science/key-concepts/
  • https://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/childdevelopment/
  • http://cbcd.bbk.ac.uk/
  • https://www.nimh.nih.gov/news/science-news/2017/connections-strengthen-within-specialized-networks-as-brains-executive-function-matures.shtml

 

Session 2: Emotional Brain

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hMyDFYSkZSU
  • http://babylaughter.net/

 

Session 3: Baby Massage

  • https://www.nct.org.uk/parenting/baby-massage
  • http://www.iaim.org.uk/

 

Session 4: Language & Locomotion

  • http://www.talkingpoint.org.uk/ages-and-stages
  • https://www.nidcd.nih.gov/health/speech-and-language
  • https://medlineplus.gov/ency/article/003292.htm
  • https://www.babycentre.co.uk/a1050148/your-childs-walking-timeline
  • Communication Trust: Through the eyes of a child

0-6 months https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zFMoAuDH4dM

6-12 months https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fVgCCWyutkc

1-2 years https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-zA3zK0g5ic

2-3 years https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3k_gbicdYLg&t=46s

 

Session 5: Developing Senses

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9aYJREtZKLE
  • http://www.montessoriworld.org/sensory/Senses.html

 

Session 6: Importance of Play

  • http://www.nhs.uk/Tools/Pages/birthtofive.aspx
  • http://www.foundationyears.org.uk/2015/03/what-to-expect-when-a-parents-guide/
  • http://www.foundationyears.org.uk/files/2012/03/Development-Matters-FINAL-PRINT-AMENDED.pdf

 

 

For anyone who is helping to build a baby!

-mums, dads, grandparents, childminders, nursery staff, neighbours or adult siblings.... ALL baby carers can improve brain development (up to 2 carers per baby attending the course)

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