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.

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Lockdown CPD: relationships, baby brains and emotional well-being (reading)

Super research summaries, infographics and resources from the Parent-Infant Foundation on promoting the emotional well-being of our youngest children.

The Parent-Infant Foundation works to achieve their vision of all babies having a sensitive, nurturing relationship. They do this through specialised parent-infant relationship teams, quality networks of parent-infant relationship teams and work to give babies and services that work with them a voice which shapes the national and local policy and practice agenda.

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The development of the modern brain

To better grasp the potent hold of the emotions on the thinking mind – and why feeling and reason are so readily at war – consider how the brain evolved. Human brains, with their three pounds or so of cells and neural juices, are about triple the size of those in our nearest cousins in evolution, the nonhuman primates. Over millions of years of evolution, the brain has grown from the bottom up, with its higher centres developing as elaborations of lower, more ancient parts. (The growth of the brain in the human embryo roughly retraces this evolutionary course.)

Goleman, D. (2004)

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