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Baby’s Brain: The Secret Life

Less than 1 pound. A universe of meaning. The home of emotions, ideas, memories, and dreams. It’s your baby’s brain.

All the nerve cells that make up your baby’s brain is an extremely complicated system. A trillion connections, perhaps?

There is a strategy…a genetic plan to it all.

THE SECRET LIFE OF THE BRAIN, an amazing production of David Grubin Production, was broadcasted on PBS in 2002. It is a five-part series, revealing the fascinating processes involved in brain development across a lifetime. This mini clip, with appreciation to the original comprehensive production, contains compelling episodes of the first part “The Baby’s Brain — Wider than the Sky” and the second part “The child’s Brain — Syllable from Sound”. Thanks to PBS, Educational Broadcasting Corporation, David Grubin Productions, and YouTube for making the fascinating science available to general public.

The Baby’s Brain: Mini Version

If you would like to watch the full episode, you can find it here: (or bookmark for later!)

During the first three years, your child’s brain triples in weight and establishes about 1,000 trillion nerve connections! Learn more fascinating facts about your baby’s brain development, including where various skills and behaviors are controlled. ~BabyCenter

The brain is a remarkable organ of development. Your baby has a lot going on in there! What did you find the most fascinating in this documentary?



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Lori Hil is a freelance blogger and content curator with an AAS in Early Childhood Education. She now gets to combine her love of writing and teaching through the written word. You can find her all around the web, but especially enjoying the freelance life at
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