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Serve and Return Interaction Shapes Brain Circuitry (Japanese)

This 2-minute video, here in Japanese, explains why “serve and return” interaction between children and significant adults in their lives is one of the most essential experiences in shaping the architecture of the developing brain.

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How-to: 5 Steps for Brain-Building Serve and Return (Spanish)

This how-to video breaks down serve and return interactions into 5 simple steps and features adults and young children doing each step together.

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En Breve: La Ciencia del Desarrollo Infantil Temprano

This video and brief, translated into Spanish, address basic concepts of early childhood development and help illustrate why child development—particularly from birth to five years—is a foundation for a prosperous and sustainable society.

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How-to: 5 Steps for Brain-Building Serve and Return (Portuguese)

This how-to video breaks down serve and return interactions into 5 simple steps and features adults and young children doing each step together.

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Três Conceitos Fundamentais Sobre o Desenvolvimento na Primeira Infância

Translated into Portuguese, this three-part video series depicts how advances in neuroscience, molecular biology, and genomics now give us a much better understanding of how early experiences are built into our bodies and brains, for better or for worse.

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Eksperyans Konstwi Chapant Sèvo a

This video has been adapted for Haitian parents and translated into Haitian Kreyol by the generous efforts of the Fostering Resilience Program of the Institute for Educational Initiatives at the University of Notre Dame (Indiana), in partnership with Blue Butterfly Collaborative and Jako Media.

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O Jogo de Ação e Reação Modela os Circuitos do Cérebro

One of the most essential experiences in shaping the architecture of the developing brain is “serve and return” interaction between children and significant adults in their lives. This is a Portuguese translation of the Serve & Return Interaction Shapes Brain Circuitry video from the series Three Core Concepts in Early Development (Três Conceitos Fundamentais Sobre o Desenvolvimento na Primeira Infância).

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Tres Conceptos Clave del Desarrollo Infantil Temprano

Subtitled in Spanish, this three-part video series, titled Three Core Concepts in Early Development, from the Center and the National Scientific Council on the Developing Child depicts how advances in neuroscience, molecular biology, and genomics now give us a much better understanding of how early experiences are built into our bodies and brains, for better or for worse.

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Las interacciones “servir y devolver” dan forma a la estructura cerebral

Subtitled in Spanish, this video, originally titled Serve & Return Interaction Shapes Brain Circuitry, is from the series Three Core Concepts in Early Development (Tres Conceptos Clave del Desarrollo Infantil Temprano). The series depicts how advances in neuroscience, molecular biology, and genomics now give us a much better understanding of how early experiences are built into our bodies and brains, for better or for worse.

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5 Pasos para el Desarrollo Mental Saque y Volea

Las interacciones de saque y volea hacen que las actividades diarias sean más divertidas y se vuelvan cotidianas con la práctica. Al tomar pequeños momentos durante el día para practicar saque y volea, usted construye la base para el aprendizaje a largo plazo, la conducta y la salud de los niños—y sus habilidades para enfrentar los desafíos de la vida.

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Serve & Return Interaction Shapes Brain Circuitry (Arabic subtitles)

One of the most essential experiences in shaping the architecture of the developing brain is “serve and return” interaction between children and significant adults in their lives. Young children naturally reach out for interaction through babbling, facial expressions, and gestures, and adults respond with the same kind of vocalizing and gesturing back at them. This […]

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Serve and return video still showing a caregiver interacting with an infant, with a graphic showing a developing brain overlaid

Serve & Return Interaction Shapes Brain Circuitry (Danish)

This 2-minute video, in Danish, explains why “serve and return” interaction between children and significant adults in their lives is one of the most essential experiences in shaping the architecture of the developing brain.

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Serve and return video still showing a caregiver interacting with an infant, with a graphic showing a developing brain overlaid

Serve & Return Interaction Shapes Brain Circuitry (Icelandic)

One of the most essential experiences in shaping the architecture of the developing brain is “serve and return” interaction between children and significant adults in their lives. Young children naturally reach out for interaction through babbling, facial expressions, and gestures, and adults respond with the same kind of vocalizing and gesturing back at them. This […]

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Serve & Return Interaction Shapes Brain Circuitry (Urdu subtitles)

One of the most essential experiences in shaping the architecture of the developing brain is “serve and return” interaction between children and significant adults in their lives. This version of the video is subtitled in Urdu.

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Serve & Return Interaction Shapes Brain Circuitry (Bulgarian subtitles)

One of the most essential experiences in shaping the architecture of the developing brain is “serve and return” interaction between children and significant adults in their lives.

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Serve & Return Interaction Shapes Brain Circuitry (Serbian subtitles)

One of the most essential experiences in shaping the architecture of the developing brain is “serve and return” interaction between children and significant adults in their lives.

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A coach filming a mother and children in a home setting. Photo courtesy of FIND.

FIND: Using Science to Coach Caregivers (Japanese)

This video, here in Japanese, describes Filming Interactions to Nurture Development (FIND), a video coaching program that aims to strengthen positive interactions between caregivers and children. It uses select clips of adults engaging with children to reinforce developmentally supportive interactions, or “serve and return.”

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Serve & Return Interaction Shapes Brain Circuitry (Mandarin subtitles)

One of the most essential experiences in shaping the architecture of the developing brain is “serve and return” interaction between children and significant adults in their lives.

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