0-3 Months References

This page contains a full list of all the studies and research papers that were used in the creation of the 0-3 months Busy Brains Activity Packs. These findings inspired the compilation of the educational play ideas that are found inside. 

Babies amazing brain growth revealed in new map: Bahar Gholipour, Live Science (2014) [Viewed 31 January 2019]. Available from: https://www.livescience.com/47298-babies-amazing-brain-growth.html

Carr, Helen. Enjoy Baby Massage [Online] Bolton NHS Foundation Trust, 2017 [Viewed: 5 March 2019]. Available from: http://www.boltonft.nhs.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/Baby-Massage-Guide.pdf

Chapter 5: Cerebellum: James Knierim, John Hopkins University (1997) [Viewed: 31 January 2019.] Available from: https://nba.uth.tmc.edu/neuroscience/m/s3/chapter05.html

Delaunay-El Allam M, Marlier L, and Schaal B. Learning at the breast: preference formation for an artificial scent and its attraction against the odor of maternal milk. [Online] Infant Behav Dev. 2006, 29(3):308-21. [Viewed: 31 March 2019]. Available from: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17138287

Delaunay-El Allam MSoussignan RPatris BMarlier LSchaal B. Long-lasting memory for an odor acquired at the mother's breast. [Online] Developmental Science, 2010, 13(6): 849-63. [Viewed: 31 March 2019]. Available from: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20977556

Dewar, Gewn. The newborn senses: What does your baby feel, see, hear, smell, and taste? [Online] Parenting Science, 2017 [Viewed: 31 March 2019]. Available from: https://www.parentingscience.com/newborn-senses.html

Gooey Brains Why kids love to swing, sway, bounce and rock [Online] Australia, Spectrum Health and Training, 2015 [Viewed: 26 March 2019]. Available from: http://gooeybrains.com/2016/07/17/balance-motion-vestibular-system/

Hart and Risley, 1995 from their book Meaningful Differences in the Everyday Experience of Young American Children [study findings found online: 30 Million Word Gap] BabyiSpeech Intelligent Interaction, [Viewed: 10 April 2019] Available from: http://www.babyispeech.com/30-million-word-gap.html#

Holland D, Chang L, Ernst TM, et al. Structural Growth Trajectories and Rates of Change in the First 3 Months of Infant Brain Development JAMA Neurology [Online]. JAMA Network (2014) 71(10): 1266–1274. [Viewed 31 January 2019]. Available from: https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamaneurology/fullarticle/1893442

Karp, Harvey. Common White Noise Mistakes to Avoid [Online] Happiest Baby [Viewed: 28 March 2019]. Available from: https://www.happiestbaby.com/blogs/baby/baby-white-noise-mistakes

Lane, Karina. Why you need to sing nursery rhymes to your baby [Online] Surry Hills, NSW, Australia: Kidspot 2010 [Viewed: 23 March 2019]. Available from: https://www.kidspot.com.au/baby/baby-development/social-and-emotional/why-you-need-to-sing-nursery-rhymes-to-your-baby/news-story/bfefd7563fbb1e435d90dec947fab218

Miller, Lori Kase. The Benefits of Introducing Baby to Music [Online] Parents.com [Viewed: 28 March 2019]. Available from: https://www.parents.com/baby/development/intellectual/the-benefits-of-introducing-baby-to-music/

Shannon de L’Etoile, The Benefits of Singing to Babies [Online]. Upbeat: Radio NZ, 2017 [Viewed: 7 April 2019]. Available from: https://www.radionz.co.nz/concert/programmes/upbeat/audio/201851330/the-benefits-of-singing-to-babies


Slaughter V, Oostenbrook J, Suddendorf T, Nielson M, Redshaw J, Kennedy-Costantini S, Davis J, Clark S. Comprehensive Longitudinal Study Challenges the Existence of Neonatal Imitation in Humans. [Online] Current Biology, 2016, 26 (10): 1334-1338 [Viewed: 5 April 2019]. Available from: https://www.cell.com/current-biology/fulltext/S0960-9822(16)30257-3?_returnURL=https%3A%2F%2Flinkinghub.elsevier.com%2Fretrieve%2Fpii%2FS0960982216302573%3Fshowall%3Dtrue

Spencer, Ben. Why a baby needs peace and quiet [Online] IOL, 2013 [Viewed: 30 March 2019]. Available from: https://www.iol.co.za/lifestyle/family/baby/why-a-baby-needs-peace-and-quiet-1623508

Winklera, Istva´n; Ha´dena, Ga´bor P.; Ladinigd, Olivia; Szillere, Istva´n and Honingd, Henkjan. Newborn infants detect the beat in music. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences [Online] Researchgate. 2009, 106, 2468-71. [Viewed: 28 March 2019] Available from: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/23951033_Newborn_infants_detect_the_beat_in_music

White R, Stoecklin V. Nurturing Children’s Biophilia: Developmentally Appropriate Environmental Education for Young Children. [Online] ResearchGate, 2008,  [Viewed: 11 April 2019] Available from: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/237223951_NURTURING_CHILDREN'S_BIOPHILIA_DEVELOPMENTALLY_APPROPRIATE_ENVIRONMENTAL_EDUCATION_FOR_YOUNG_CHILDREN