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Brain-Building Through Play

The following handout series, developed with support from the LEGO Foundation, provides suggestions for games and play-based activities based on a child’s age. The activities for younger children are designed for adults to engage in with children. Activities for later ages allow the adults to step back, enabling children’s independence to blossom as they transition to playing more often with peers.

Extreme Heat Affects Early Childhood Development and Health

Read Working Paper 1 from the Early Childhood Scientific Council on Equity and the Environment, which explores the implications of rising global temperatures on early childhood development and lifelong health.

The Brain Architects Podcast: Extreme Heat & Early Childhood Development

In this episode of the Brain Architects Podcast, Dr. Burghardt and Dr. Nadeau share strategies to reduce exposure to heat to support children’s healthy development and well-being, and to ensure all children have access to safe places to grow, learn, and play in our changing climate.

Working Paper 17
A Cascade of Impacts: The Many Ways Water Affects Child Development

Introducing a new working paper from the Early Childhood Scientific Council on Equity and the Environment.

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Extreme Heat Affects Early Childhood Development & Health

InBrief: Extreme Heat Affects Early Childhood Development & Health

Check out our InBrief on the effects of extreme heat on babies & young children and read about actionable solutions to prevent or minimize these impacts.

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July 2024 Newsletter

Learn more about the latest working paper from the ECSCEE exploring how water affects children’s health, learning, and behavior, as well as an accompanying brief about how climate change is affecting the availability and safety of water in the developmental environment.

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