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LO 4.2. Discuss the role of feeding and nutrition in the growth of infants and toddlers.
Audio Resource: Benefits of Breast-Feeding
Description: The NPR audio story discusses a study conducted in Brazil that found a connection between breast-feeding and higher intelligence, educational attainment, and higher income in a person’s thirties.
LO 4.3. Explain four processes of infants’ and toddlers’ neural development.
Video Resource: Infant Brain Development
Description: The video discusses information about infants’ brains and how to foster optimal cognitive development.
LO 4.4. Analyze the role of experience in neural development. Web Resource: Baby Edward's Amazing Brain
Description: This article and video introduce you to Baby Edward, “a rolling demonstration of what the neuroscientists call ‘synaptic exuberance.’”
LO 4.5. Compare infants’ early learning capacities for habituation, classical conditioning, and operant conditioning.
Video Resource: The Little Albert Experiment
Description: The video explains classical conditioning and shows classic footage of the Little Albert experiment conducted by John B. Watson.
LO 4.6. Evaluate infants’ capacities for imitation.
Video Resource: Neonate Imitation
Description: The video demonstrates the ability of a newborn to learn through imitation using experiments developed by Meltzoff & Moore (1977).
LO 4.7. Contrast the development of infants’ visual and auditory capacities.
Video Resource: Visual Habituation
Description: The video demonstrates the developmental progression of an infant’s visual habituation.
LO 4.10. Analyze the roles of maturation and contextual factors in infant and toddler motor development.
Web Resource: Perceptual and Motor Development
Description: The article from the California Department of Education thoroughly discusses the connection between motor development and perceptual development, including the importance of maturation and practice. The article also provides information on gross motor and fine motor development.