6-9 Months References

This page contains a full list of all the studies and research papers that were used in the creation of the 6-9 months Busy Brains Activity Packs. These findings inspired the compilation of the educational play ideas that are found inside. 

Akhtar, N. Gernsbacher, M. A. Joint Attention and Vocabulary Development: A Critical Look. Language and linguistics compass, [Online] NCBI. 2007. Vol.1, No. 3, Pages 195–207. [Viewed: 5 May 2019] Available from: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4258841/#R45

Alahyane, N. Lemoine- Lardennois, C. Tailhefer, C. Collins,T. Fagard, J. Doré-Mazars, K. Development and learning of saccadic eye movements in 7- to 42-month-old children. Journal of Vision. [Online] ARVO. 2016. Vol.16, No.1 [Viewed: 27 April 2019] Available at: https://jov.arvojournals.org/article.aspx?articleid=2481459

Bernier, A., Calkins, S. D., & Bell, M. A. Longitudinal Associations Between the Quality of Mother-Infant Interactions and Brain Development Across Infancy. Child development. [Online] NCBI. 2016. Vol.87, No.4, Pages:1159–1174. [Viewed: 6 May 2019] Available from: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4939105/

Children And Schemas - Understanding Different Play Behaviours. Sands, C. 2014 [Viewed: 4 May 2019] Available at: https://www.childrensscrapstore.co.uk/blog/2014/07/parents-4-play-children-and-schemas-by.html-jgd5g


Cold or Warm, Can We Really Tell? Science Buddies, 2015 [Viewed: 10 May 2019] Available at:


Crawling May Be Unnecessary for Normal Child Development. Wong, K. Scientific American 2009 [Viewed: 7 May 2019] Available from: https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/crawling-may-be-unnecessary/


Edible finger paint. Homan, D. 2014 [Viewed: 5 May 2019] Available from: http://homanathome.com/2016/02/edible-fingerpaints/


Fine motor skills for babies (birth to 18 months) Parenthub. 2018 [Viewed: 6 May 2019] Available from: https://www.parenthub.com.au/education/fine-motor-skills-infants-birth-18-months/


Frank MC, Vul E, Johnson SP. Development of infants' attention to faces during the first year. Cognition. [Online] NCBI. 2008 Vol.110 No. 2 Pages: 160–170. [Viewed: 27 April 2019] Available at: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2663531/


Fun With Puppet Play What to Expect. 2019 [Viewed: 8 May 2019] Available from: https://www.whattoexpect.com/playroom/playtime-tips/fun-with-puppet-play.aspx


Gerson, S. A., Schiavio, A., Timmers, R., & Hunnius, S. Active Drumming Experience Increases Infants' Sensitivity to Audiovisual Synchrony during Observed Drumming Actions. PloS one. [Online] NCBI. 2015. Vol.10, No.6, e0130960. [Viewed: 5 May 2019] Available at: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4482535/


​Infant Categorization Development Infant Cognition Lab - Dr. Lisa Oakes - Center for Mind and Brain - University of California, Davis. Date Unknown. [Viewed: 11 May 2019] Available at: http://oakeslab.ucdavis.edu/infant-categorization-development.html#


Is Your Baby Hitting These 19 Standing Milestones? Adam & Mila, 2019 [Viewed: 5 May 2019] Available at: https://www.adam-mila.com/milestones/gross-motor-skills/standing/


Izard, C. E. Emotions as motivations: An evolutionary-developmental perspective. Nebraska Symposium on Motivation. [Online] APA PsychNET. 1978. Vol. 26, Pages: 163-200. [Abstract Viewed: 27 April 2019] Available at: https://psycnet.apa.org/record/1982-11912-001


Joint Attention Skills and the Child with Autism, Daymut, J. Super Duper Publications, 2009. [Viewed: 5 May 2019] Available at: https://www.superduperinc.com/handouts/pdf/196_JoinAttentionandASD.pdf

Learning through play in the early years RNIB, 2015. [Viewed: 11 May 2019] Available at: https://www.rnib.org.uk/sites/default/files/Learning_through_play_in_the_early_years%20%5BJJ%5D.doc


Leonard, H. C. and Hill, E. L. Review: The impact of motor development on typical and atypical social cognition and language: a systematic review. Child Adolesc Ment Health [Online] Wiley Online Library. 2014, Vol.19, Pages:163-170. [Viewed: 8 May 2019] Available at: http://research.gold.ac.uk/9875/1/Leonard%20%26%20Hill%20CAMH%202014.pdf

Mundy, P., & Newell, L. Attention, Joint Attention, and Social Cognition. Current directions in psychological science. [Online] NCBI. 2007. Vol.16, No.5, Pages: 269–274. [Viewed: 5 May 2019] Available at: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2663908/

Niklas, F., Cohrssen, C., & Tayler, C. The Sooner, the Better: Early Reading to Children. SAGE Open [Online] 2016, Vol. 6, No. 4 [Viewed: 10 May 2019] Available at:  https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/2158244016672715#articleCitationDownloadContainer

Recognize Quality: Parent and Caregiver Interactions Matter Smart Start. 2018 [Viewed: 6 May 2019] Available at: http://www.caswellchildren.org/uploads/9/4/4/3/9443036/_recognize_quality.pdf

Self Awareness Holinger, P. Psychology Today. 2012 [Viewed: 6 May 2019] Available at: https://www.psychologytoday.com/gb/blog/great-kids-great-parents/201211/self-awareness


The Five Stages of Self-Awareness Explain What Kids See in the Mirror Krisch, J.  Fatherly. 2017 [Viewed: 6 May 2019] Available at:



The Value of Solo Play Mattia, N. Parents 2001 [Viewed: 9 May 2019] Available at: https://www.parents.com/baby/development/intellectual/the-value-of-solo-play/


Todd, B., Barry, J.A. and Thommessen, S. Preferences for 'Gender-typed' Toys in Boys and Girls Aged 9 to 32 Months. Infant and Child Development, [Online] City University of London. 2017. Vol.26, No.3  [Viewed: 11 May 2019] Available at: http://openaccess.city.ac.uk/15178/


Trainor, L. Cirelli, L. Rhythm and interpersonal synchrony in early social development. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences. [Online] ResearchGate. 2015. Vol. 1337. No.1. [Viewed: 5 May 2019] Available at: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/273523312_Rhythm_and_interpersonal_synchrony_in_early_social_development


Tummeltshammer, K. S., Wu, R., Sobel, D. M., & Kirkham, N. Z. Infants Track the Reliability of Potential Informants. Psychological Science, [Online] SAGE. 2014. Vol.25, No.9, Pages:1730–1738. [Viewed: 8 May 2019] Available at: https://pdfs.semanticscholar.org/4954/0f5652a3f54638dc19d3ef514d3c211647aa.pdf?_ga=2.38685089.328230406.1557313205-1345723595.1556384676


Waite, S. Children Learning Outside the Classroom: From Birth To Eleven SAGE 2011 [Online] [Preview Viewed: 28 April 2019] Available at: https://books.google.co.uk/books?hl=en&lr=&id=Cpti2Drx3rgC&oi=fnd&pg=PA20&dq=importance+of+learning+outdoors+baby&ots=r4kKbMpm6a&sig=Tme5kUPsourZd87WqoDa6JxHr44#v=onepage&q=importance%20of%20learning%20outdoors%20baby&f=false

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