Webinar: A Conversation with Ellen Galinsky About Mind in the Making

The Seven Essential Life Skills Every Child Needs If you were given the opportunity to ask a leading child development expert just one question about how to help children succeed in school and life, what would that question be? This IS your opportunity to ask one of the most influential authorities of our time. Join […]

Are You a Calm or Hysterical Caregiver?

Visual Cliff Experiment from Mind in the Making by Ellen Galinsky In Mind in the Making, Ellen Galinsky has grouped research into seven critical areas that children need most: (1) focus and self control; (2) perspective taking; (3) communicating; (4) making connections; (5) critical thinking; (6) taking on challenges; and (7) self-directed, engaged learning. For […]

Infants Crave Social Interaction

The Still Face Experiment by Dr. Edward Tronick From Mind in the Making by Ellen Galinsky This week we have posted video clips from the Vook Mind in the Making by Ellen Galinsky. In this video clip you will see the “Still Face” experiment. After watching this emotional experiment you will never ignore an infant […]

Helping Children Make Connections – An Essential Life Skill

For the past few days we have been showing video clips from the Vook Mind in the Making by Ellen Galinsky. Here is another fun video clip from Mind in the Making that shows how children make connections, one of Galinsky’s seven essential life skills. Making connections is at the heart of learning—figuring out what’s […]

Video of How Babies Grow Up to Use Words and Learn Language

Video of Anne Renald Experiment from Mind in the Making by Ellen Galinsky I was fortunate to attend a book signing for Mind in the Making by Ellen Galinsky in May, 2010. I was so inspired by the presentation that I reviewed Mind in the Making by Ellen Galinsky in the June 2010 issue of […]

Review of Mind in the Making by Ellen Galinsky

Weekly Trip to the Library By now subscribers should have received their June 2010 issue of Be the Best Nanny Monthly Guide. In the June 2010 issue of the nanny trade publication we discuss the new book (nine years in the making) Mind in the Making: The Seven Essential Life Skills Every Child Needs by […]

High Quality Child Care Does Matter

Interview with Ellen Galinsky, author of Mind in the Making About High Quality Child CareWhile I was feeling sorry for myself for not being able to afford to attend the International Nanny Association Conference in San Francisco this year, I lucked-out and was spontaneously invited to attend a book signing with Ellen Galinsky the author […]