If you are not connected to the Zero to Three organization, you really should be. According to their website:
ZERO TO THREE is a national nonprofit organization that provides parents, professionals and policymakers the knowledge and the know-how to nurture early development.
Neuroscientists have documented that our earliest days, weeks and months of life are a period of unparalleled growth when trillions of brain cell connections are made. Research and clinical experience also demonstrate that health and development are directly influenced by the quality of care and experiences a child has with his parents and other adults.
That is why at ZERO TO THREE our mission is to ensure that all babies and toddlers have a strong start in life.
We know that as babies, the way we are held, talked to and cared for teaches us about who we are and how we are valued. This profoundly shapes who we will become.
Early experiences set a course for a lifelong process of discovery about ourselves and the world around us. Simply put, early experiences matter. We encourage you to learn more about very young children, early development and the work of ZERO TO THREE by exploring our site.
Recently, I received an announcement that they have unveiled three new videos from a series called “Let’s Talk About Math” that focus on math and children ages 0-3. There will be six videos in all, but the first three that are available are: Shape Awareness, Spatial Awareness, and Counting.
If you work with infants and toddlers, you must see these. They are very well-done, provide insight into early math experiences, and show real-life children in real-life scenarios that involve math.
Check them out here.