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April 20, 2021

The Research Behind Our Curriculum

Davie Academy:  PLAY-LEARN-INNOVATE 6-9 months research In children who are 6 to 9 months of age, increased activity in the part of the brain that is occupied with social and emotional issues is noticed Social interaction is the best way for a baby to develop and during 6 to 9 months of age; parents and […]

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Infants use their reflexes for survival as they explore the world around them.

“Traditionally reflexes have been understood to occur at the brainstem level, automatically keeping the infant alive” (Whitmmer & Peterson, 2008). The YouTube video called Childhood Motor Skills shows how reflexes help the survival of the infant. The video showcases the need for young children to react to dangers such as falling, the need for food, […]

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The Construction of the Brain in Early Childhood

The construction of the brain is interdependent on the child’s first experiences. The YouTube video provided for this module by Dr. Michael W. Regier explains that in the first two years of a child’s life brain cells that are used are reinforced and those that are seldom used break connections. This “use it or lose […]

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