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Effortless Brain Development using a stroller mirror

Gooru’s Stroller mirror delivers modern convenience to parents pushing a stroller, while enabling improved brain development for babies and toddlers.

Improved neurological development is achieved chiefly through four enabled stimulations:

Eye contact between parent and child while in Stroller (mirror)
Improved communication between parent and child while in Stroller (mirror)
Brain wave stimulation through access to music (device access)
Brain development through recommended App and Video content for older toddlers (Device access)

Understanding the Adolescent Brain 0-3

https://www.zerotothree.org/

A child’s brain undergoes an amazing period of development from birth to three—producing more than a million neural connections each second.

The Power of Communication:

New York Times – All the News Fit to Print 1997

“New studies are showing that spoken language has an astonishing impact on an infant’s brain development. In fact, some researchers say the number of words an infant hears each day is the single most important predictor of later intelligence, school success and social competence.”

The Power of Eye Contact 2018:

https://www.cam.ac.uk/research/news/eye-contact-with-your-baby-helps-synchronise-your-brainwaves

As predicted, infants made a greater effort to communicate, making more ‘vocalizations’, when the adult made direct eye contact – and individual infants who made longer vocalizations also had higher brainwave synchrony with the adult.

https://dfw.cbslocal.com/video/3813204-direct-eye-contact-could-stimulate-baby-brain-waves/

Dr. Victoria Leong, Cambridge University Researcher

“It might be the case that eye contact between infants and caregivers stimulates communicative development and language development.” Notably, video eye contact has similar results.

The Power of Technology

Curated Apps can stimulate toddler brain development

Creative apps can entertain and stimulate brain development in 1½, to 3-year-old children.
https://www.educationalappstore.com/app-by-age/toddler-apps

Age-appropriate apps, that have been proven or are likely to increase general child intelligence, improve a particular skill, or provide a positive perspective experience.

Examples:

Apps for pattern recognition, puzzle solving, meditation, athletics, balance, focus, and more.

MUSIC and The Brain

Music and the Child Brain

Scientists are only recently beginning to investigate the relationship between music and the brain as the field of neuroscience develops. This chapter covers the growing research showing how music exposure improves brain development in toddlers and babies.

Informal musical activities are linked to benefits for 2–3‐year‐old children: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/ejn.12049

Study highlights the significance of informal musical experiences in enhancing brain development in early childhood. Video Summary of research here.

Further Research

I Am Your Child
www.iamyourchild.org

I Am Your Child: In 1997 Rob and Michele Reiner joined forces with leading child development experts to help raise public awareness about the critical importance the prenatal period through the first early years plays in a child’s healthy brain development. Already a renowned film director, Reiner turned his talents to helping educate parents on this, and other topics of interest to the caregivers of America’s youngest children.

Organizations:

http://www.bbbgeorgia.org/recentResearch.php

http://www.urbanchildinstitute.org/why-0-3/baby-and-brain

Policy papers/Books:

(2017) Babies exposed to stimulation get brain boost

Shore, R. (1997). Rethinking the brain. New York: Families and Work Institute.

Kotulak, R. (1996). Inside the brain. Kansas City:

Andrews and McMeel. Barnet, A. B., & Barnet, R. J. (1998). The youngest minds: Parenting and genes in the development of intellect and emotion. New York: Simon & Schuster.

Gopnik, A., Meltzoff, A. N., & Kuhl, P. K. (1999). The scientist in the crib: Minds, brains, and how children learn. New York:

Morrow. Harris, I. B. (1996). Early intervention and early experience. American Psychologist, 53, 109-120.

ZERO TO THREE: (1992). Heart start: The emotional foundations of school readiness. Arlington, VA: Author.

Puck Fernsten

Founder, Gooru
puck@gooruglobal.com