I absolutely love TED talks and think they’re one of the best things available on YouTube. The only downside is there’s an awful lot of them so sometimes it’s good to get a few personal recommendations. They cover every topic known to man, and maybe you previously didn’t think about watching a TED talk about babies but trust me, there are some seriously good ones out there! To save you the time of browsing loads of videos I’ve picked my Top 5 TED Talks about Babies.
You may also be interested in these must watch TED Talks about Pregnancy if you haven’t given birth yet!
My Top 5 TED Talks about Babies
What I love about these is you can pop one on whilst you’re doing the housework or cooking or in the car and they work very well as audiobooks too!
What Every New Parent Should Know by Diana Eidelman
Drawing from her experience as a mother and a Family Counselor, Diana Eidelman shares her insights into challenging and often contradictory experiences that define parenting in the modern world. By drawing on keen insights into the psychology of both parent and child, Diana encourages listeners to consider the importance of active interaction, emotional stability, sustenance and physical touch to both infants and parents during the early, critical stages of child development.
What Do Babies Think? by Alison Gopnik
“Babies and young children are like the R&D division of the human species,” says psychologist Alison Gopnik. Her research explores the sophisticated intelligence-gathering and decision-making that babies are really doing when they play.
What is the Most Important Influence on Child Development by Tom Weisner
If you could do one thing – the most important thing – to influence the life of a young child, what would that be (it’s likely not what you first bring to mind)? We want to improve the wellbeing of children – our own, in our community, and in the world, so thinking globally about this question is vital.
Improving Early Child Development With Words by Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald
Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald is leveraging the simple practice of talking to babies and toddlers to nourish their brains and set them up for better performance in school and life.
The First 1000 Days by Johan Morreau
How important are the first 1000 days of a child’s life? The most important, according to Dr Johan Morreau, a paediatrician of 30 years who has seen it all.
I hope you’ve found these TED talks about babies interesting!