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Caregiver Handouts: Games and Activities that Build Brains and Executive Function Skills

Here you’ll find handouts with suggestions for games and activities to do with children of different ages. They can be shared at well child visits or when caregivers are looking for support with behavior. These activities can promote child-caregiver bonding, executive function skills, and build children’s brains through play.
Caregiver Handouts: Games and Activities that Build Brains and Executive Function Skills
Staying Active for Caregivers Handout Value of Routines for Caregivers Handout 100 Ways to Bond with your Child Handout Positive Parenting Handout
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Early Brain and Child Development 101: Why Peekaboo Matters

For Medical Students and Residents  In medical school, we learn the science behind health and disease. How do nephrons filter blood that runs through the network of capillaries in the glomerulus, and what disease occurs when that process goes awry? How do myocytes conduct electricity, and how do aberrations in…
Early Brain and Child Development 101: Why Peekaboo Matters
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Executive Function: Information for Providers

This handout helps explain what executive function skills are, why they are important and how supporting their development can promote healthy child and adolescent development.
Executive Function: Information for Providers
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How to Help Families and Staff Build Resilience During the Covid-19 Outbreak

What can we do to build up and strengthen resilience during the COVID-19 outbreak? How can we build resilience to plan ahead for future times of crisis? This resource, with practical tips and suggestions for providers looking to support caregivers and each other, presents three science-based ways that we can…
How to Help Families and Staff Build Resilience During the Covid-19 Outbreak
Building Core Capabilities for Life
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Building Adult Capabilities to Improve Child Outcomes: A Theory of Change

Building Adult Capabilities to Improve Child Outcomes: A Theory of Change…
Building Adult Capabilities to Improve Child Outcomes: A Theory of Change
InBrief: The Science of Resilience
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Genes, Environments, and Time: The Biology of Adversity and ResilienceĀ 

This February 2021 article by Tom Boyce, Pat Levitt, Fernando Martinez, Bruce McEwen and Jack Shonkoff article in the journal Pediatrics is one of two companion pieces.  The article uses a gene-environment-time framework to look at the roles of genetic variation, environmental context, and developmental timing as they relate to…
Genes, Environments, and Time: The Biology of Adversity and ResilienceĀ 
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Leveraging the Biology of Adversity and Resilience to Transform Pediatric Practice

This February 2021 article by Jack P. Shonkoff, Thomas Boyce, Pat Levitt, Fernando D. Martinez and Bruce McEwen is one of two companion pieces in the journal Pediatrics.  The article highlights how the different outcomes experienced by children are shaped by ongoing adaptations to context that begin very early and…
Leveraging the Biology of Adversity and Resilience to Transform Pediatric Practice
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Supportive Relationships and Active Skill-Building Strengthen the Foundations of Resilience

This working paper from the National Scientific Council on the Developing Child explains how supportive relationships with adults help children develop resilience, or the set of skills needed to respond to adversity and thrive.
Supportive Relationships and Active Skill-Building Strengthen the Foundations of Resilience
How Children and Adults Can Build Core Capabilities for Life 8 Things to Remember about Child Development