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9-12 Months References

This page contains a full list of all the studies and research papers that were used in the creation of the 9-12 months Busy Brains Activity Packs. These findings inspired the compilation of the educational play ideas that are found inside. 

Baillargeon, R. Object permanence in 3½- and 4½-month-old infants. Developmental Psychology. [Online] ResearchGate. 1987. Vol.23. No.5. Pages: 655-664. [Viewed: 19 May 2019] Available from:


Born to Learn: What Infants Learn from Watching Us Meltzoff, A. 1999 [Viewed: 16 May 2019] Available at:


Brain Child: A Primer for Developing Baby's Brain Burch, B. 2003 [Viewed: 25 May 2019] Available at:


Can a baby's motor skills predict future success? Howard, J. 2016. [Viewed: 22 May 2019] Available at:


Can art and craft make children more confident? iWonder 2019 [Viewed: 21 May 2019] Available from:


Environmental Rating Scales Harms, Cryer and Clifford. Date unknown. [Viewed: 16 May 2019] Available at:


Golinkoff, R., Can, D.D., Soderstrom, M. & Hirsh-Pasek, K. (Baby)Talk to Me: The Social Context of Infant-Directed Speech and Its Effects on Early Language Acquisition. Current Directions in Psychological Science. [Online] ResearchGate. 2015. Vol.24. No.5. Pages: 339-344. [Viewed: 21 May 2019] Available from:


Hand-Clapping Songs Improve Child’s Motor and Cognitive Skills Oliver, R. 2018 [Viewed: 24 May 2019] Available from:


Hand-clapping songs improve motor and cognitive skills, research shows Science Daily, 2010. [Viewed: 24 May 2019] Available from:


Hay, D., Payne, A. & Chadwick, A. Peer Relations in Childhood Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry [Online] School of Psychiatry – Cardiff University. 2004. Vol.45. No. 1. Pages: 84-108. [Viewed: 23 May 2019] Available from:


How Does Your Brain Learn Through Trial and Error? Bergland, C. 2016 [Viewed: 20 May 2019] Available at:


How Stacking/Nesting Toys can Develop Early Language and Fine Motor Skills. Lowsky, D. 2014 [Viewed: 23 May 2019] Available at:


Is your child’s vestibular system working? Learning depends on it. Williams, J. 2018 [Viewed: 25 May 2019] Available at:


Kucirkova, N. Dale, P.S., & Sylva, K Parents reading with their 10-month-old babies: key predictors for high-quality reading styles. Early Child Development and Care [Online] Taylor & Francis Online. 2018. Vol.188, No.2, Pages:195-207

Learning Through Music: The Support of Brain Research Carlton, E. 2006 [Viewed: 16 May 2019] Available at:


Nakano, T., & Kitazawa, S. Development of long-term event memory in preverbal infants: an eye-tracking study. Scientific reports, [Online] NCBI. 2017. Vol.7, No. 44086. [Viewed: 21 May 2019] Available at:


Neurons Work Together To Form Our Sense Of Texture Wood – U, M. 2019 [Viewed: 25 May 2019] Available at:


Moo Baa La: How Animal Sounds Can Help Your Child Talk Child Talk. 2011 [Viewed: 19 May 2019] Available at:

Musical intervention enhances infants’ neural processing of temporal structure in music and speech [Viewed: 16 May 2019] Available at:

Octavia and Vicky Gardner, K. 2014 [Viewed: 18 May 2019] Available at:


Outdoor Experiences for Young Children Rivkin, M. 2000. [Viewed: 16 May 2019] Available at:


Özkan, A. Using Eye-Tracking Methods in Infant Memory Research The Journal of Neurobehavioral Sciences [Online] eJManager. 2018. Vol. 5, No. 1.  [Viewed: 21 May 2019] Available at:


Richmond, J. and Nelson, C. A. Relational memory during infancy: evidence from eye tracking. Developmental Science [Online] Wiley Online Library. 2009 Vol.12 Pages: 549-556. [Viewed: 21 May 2019] Available at:


Sing and Sign: helping babies communicate before speech. Sing and Sign. 2018. [Viewed: 15 May 2019] Available at:


Schwarzer, G., Freitag, C., & Schum, N. How Crawling and Manual Object Exploration are Related to the Mental Rotation Abilities of 9-Month-Old Infants. Frontiers in psychology [Online] NCBI. 2013. Vol.4, No.97. [Viewed: 18 May 2019] Available at:


Stages of Development. Lumen. Date Unknown. [Viewed: 19 May 2019] Available at: development/#Figure_09_04_TruckBox


The Importance of Sensory Play in the Development of the Healthy Child. Adamovic, B. 2014. [Viewed: 23 May 2019] Available at:


Vestibular System Development in Babies Parker, O. 2012. [Viewed: 25 May 2019] Available at:


Wiener-Vacher, S. R., Hamilton, D. A., & Wiener, S. I. Vestibular activity and cognitive development in children: perspectives. Frontiers in integrative neuroscience [Online] NCBI. 2013. Vol.7, No.92.

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Why Outdoor Play Boosts your Baby’s and Toddler’s Brain Cells and More…. Safe Baby Healthy Child. 2009. [Viewed: 16 May 2019] Available at:


Will teaching my baby to sign delay his speech? Hess, N. in Child Psychology and Parenting Blog Date Unknown [Viewed: 15 May 2019] Available at:


Yu, C., & Smith, L. B. Joint attention without gaze following: human infants and their parents coordinate visual attention to objects through eye-hand coordination. PloS one [Online] NCBI. 2013. Vol.8, No.11. [Viewed: 27 May 2019] Available at

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