Food for thought: Body Story, Brave New World πŸ§ πŸ‘ΆπŸ»πŸ’•

The ‘Newton Oakley Education: Food for Thought’ series aims to provide you with learning sparks and talking points to share in staff meetings, training or in your professional library.

The award-winning series Body Story reveals the biological drama behind six critical moments in human lives. You can find the episode on birth and the earliest stages of child development below.

Like all healthy babies, Robert has come kicking and screaming into the world with only half a brain. He’s totally helpless – he can’t even see or hear properly. Body Story joins Robert for the first four months of his life, using computer graphics to take us deep inside his head, where an army of brain cells are completing a massive construction project. If all goes to plan, they will give him control of his body and ultimately allow him to reach out into the world around him.

  • Did you learn anything new?
  • What did you find most interesting?
  • If you had to explain the film to a colleague, what are the 3 key points you would share?
  • Did it make you think about your own work with babies and parents?
  • Is there anything you might change, to promote young babies’ sight development, or their communication and thinking skills?
  • How can you share information about babies’ key developmental leaps with parents, to support their learning experiences at home?

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