Author name: Julia Grudsky

The Altruistic Nature of Infants: Understanding Early Pro-Social Behavior

In the groundbreaking Nature Research Scientific Report titled “Altruistic food-sharing behavior by human infants after a hunger manipulation” (Barragan, Brooks, & Meltzoff, 2020), researchers shed light on the remarkable altruistic tendencies of 19-month-old infants. The study reveals that even in the absence of verbal requests, these young children spontaneously and repeatedly share desirable food with …

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The Construction of the Brain in Early Childhood

Understanding the intricate process of brain construction in early childhood is essential for providing optimal experiences that promote healthy development. As Dr. Michael W. Regier highlights in the provided YouTube video, the first two years of a child’s life play a crucial role in shaping the neural connections in their brain. The concept of “use …

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The need for human interaction is vital in a child’s survival and development

Early Childhood Development: The Critical Role of Human Interaction The field of early childhood education recognizes the profound impact of early experiences on the lives of young children. Research has shown that infants and toddlers who lack human interaction and nurturing care face dire consequences, with mortality rates ranging from 25 to 30 percent (Wittmer …

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