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Whiteboard: How to explain childhood brain development in just a few minutes

If you really want to understand childhood brain development you could read all of the books written by folks like Jack Shonkoff, but for those of us who just want to have a basic understanding of the main points, now all we have to do is watch a video.

And I know a lot of us do want that basic understanding, as Jennifer Guerra's post "Five things to know about childhood brain development" is always one of our most read posts.

Since that post, Shonkoff's center has put together a new video to give some visuals on the importance early intervention, and why good, or bad, early childhood experiences matter so much to them. They also have some ideas about what can be done to influence these outcomes. For them, one answer is, "focus on the adults."


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