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Connected Baby, The

Synopsis
This film uses insights from scientific studies to demonstrate how babies come into the world already communicating, social and able to engage actively with the people around them, by responding to other people’s body rhythms and vocal tones and movements. It makes them much more communicative and sophisticated than we often realise. In fact, it turns out that their very brain pathways are shaped by the kinds of responses that they receive from other people. The film contains commentary from some of the leading infant researchers in the UK, together with footage of parents and grandparents engaged in playful interaction with their infants.

The film is structured in four chapters or dances: The dance of connection, The dance of the nappy, The dance of the air, The dance of the mirror. Each dance observes and analyses the interaction between baby and parent in a familiar domestic situation, in order to highlight the extraordinary abilities of the young baby to communicate and enter into conversation with an adult. Each dance on the DVD is accessible independently of the others, to enable its use in discussion groups, lectures etc.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Year of release
2011
Year of production
2011
Subjects
Psychology
Keywords
behavioural psychology; child development; developmental psychology; infants; communication

Credits

Director
Jonathan Robertson
Producer
Suzanne Zeedyk

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 2 PAL
Price
£12.00
Availability
Sale
Year
2011

Sponsor

Name

British Psychological Society

Distributor

Name

Theconnectedbaby.org

Email
suzanne@suzannezeedyk.com
Web
http://www.theconnectedbaby.org/ External site opens in new window

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