Building babies’ brains through play

Did you know that the most important interaction you can have with your child is through play? Harvard University’s Dr. Jack Shonkoff explains the most important thing a parent can do to support their child’s brain development.

This mini parenting masterclass is a UNICEF initiative with the support of the LEGO Foundation. There is a wealth of interesting and fun articles, videos, and – yes – more masterclasses on child development and childcare at the UNICEF website.

The approach described in this video is a key element of our Mighty Minds concept.

Jack P. Shonkoff, M.D., is the Julius B. Richmond FAMRI Professor of Child Health and Development at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and the Harvard Graduate School of Education; Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School and Boston Children’s Hospital; and Founding Director of the university-wide Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University.