Written and narrated by J. Ronald Lally, this 6-minute animation depicts why young brains need continuing nurturance, protection and enrichment once a child is born – a setting where the growing brain can flourish. He describes the development of a “social womb” similar in function to the nurturance a fetus receives while in the womb. […]
With the average cost of child care in the U.S. equaling college tuition and millions of early childhood educators facing wages so low they often struggle to support their own families, WestEd’s For Our Babies and the Center for the Study of Child Care Employment released a new animated video to help people understand the […]
Dr. Lally talks about the necessity for policymakers and parents to understand that babies are curious, motivated learners born with a brain that is genetically wired to seek meaning and learn language. (2 minutes)
Dr. Ron Lally talks about the importance of bonding and attachment in infancy and shares research on the adult’s role in the emotional wiring of the brain. (1 minute 38 seconds)
Dr. Ron Lally speaks about the invisible neglect of American babies taking place in our country since the 1960s. (1 minute 42 seconds)
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