UW experts offer free resources to help caregivers boost babies’ brains

By Molly McElroy

Researchers at the University of Washington’s Institute for Learning & Brain Sciences are well known for garnering headlines such as “Wise Beyond Their Years: What Babies Really Know” and “Raising a little genius.” Beyond doing the science, co-founders Patricia Kuhl and Andrew Meltzoff have presented their findings at the White House and written a popular book on early childhood brain development.

Now their institute is doing even more to share its scientific findings on early learning. The UW group is offering a free online library to showcase the latest in how young children learn – and what their caregivers can do to help kids be ready to start school.

“We want parents, teachers, policymakers and others to know that everyday moments are special moments,” said Sarah Roseberry Lytle, director of outreach and education at the institute. “We give practical tips based on how our research shows young children learn and develop.”

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