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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:

Carr, Helen. Enjoy Baby Massage [Online] Bolton NHS Foundation Trust, 2017 [Viewed: 5 March 2019]. Available from:

Chapter 5: Cerebellum: James Knierim, John Hopkins University (1997) [Viewed: 31 January 2019.] Available from:

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:

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:

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:

Gooey Brains Why kids love to swing, sway, bounce and rock [Online] Australia, Spectrum Health and Training, 2015 [Viewed: 26 March 2019]. Available from:

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:

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:

Karp, Harvey. Common White Noise Mistakes to Avoid [Online] Happiest Baby [Viewed: 28 March 2019]. Available from:

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:

Lorenz, Lydia, et al. The benefits of baby massage: a scheme to improve young children's physical health and psychological development by introducing baby massage is described by members of a Sure Start team. [Online] Paediatric Nursing, vol. 17, no. 2, Mar. 2005, pp. 15+. [Viewed: 24 June 2022]  Available from Gale Academic OneFile,

Miller, Lori Kase. The Benefits of Introducing Baby to Music [Online] [Viewed: 28 March 2019]. Available from:

Shannon de L’Etoile, The Benefits of Singing to Babies [Online]. Upbeat: Radio NZ, 2017 [Viewed: 7 April 2019]. Available from:


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:

Spencer, Ben. Why a baby needs peace and quiet [Online] IOL, 2013 [Viewed: 30 March 2019]. Available from:

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:

White R, Stoecklin V. Nurturing Children’s Biophilia: Developmentally Appropriate Environmental Education for Young Children. [Online] ResearchGate, 2008,  [Viewed: 11 April 2019] Available from:'S_BIOPHILIA_DEVELOPMENTALLY_APPROPRIATE_ENVIRONMENTAL_EDUCATION_FOR_YOUNG_CHILDREN

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