BAM Radio Network and the Gesell Institute Go Live with Gesell Radio

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The Gesell Institute for Human Development and Body, Mind and Child partner to help parents better understand child growth and development.

The BAM Radio Network (BRN), a joint project of Moving & Learning and Jackstreet Media, and The Gesell Institute announce the launch of Gesell Radio. The new channel will feature BRN's premier program, Body, Mind and Child ( and will promote the institute's mission to educate, guide, and support parents, teachers, and others in understanding child growth and development. Gesell Radio is Nanocasted on the Gesell web site at and made available for download to the organization's 50,000 subscribers via podcast.

"To effectively determine their children's unique needs and abilities, parents should understand the stages of a child's growth and development so they can observe and interpret behaviors," said Rae Pica, co-founder of the BAM Radio Network, host of Body, Mind and Child, and a 30-year veteran of in the field of early childhood education. "The Gesell Institute pioneered the field of observation and interpretation of childhood behavior. We are delighted to partner with them," said Pica.

Marcy Guddemi, executive director of the Institute, adds, "The Gesell Institute, an outgrowth of the original Yale Child Study Center (1911), has an almost century-old reputation of helping and educating parents and teachers about child growth and development! We are delighted to join forces with Body, Mind, and Child, an exciting, informative newcomer to the field. We look forward to BAM adding significant information to the parents and teachers who rely on us to know all the available resources."

About The Gesell Institute:
The Gesell Institute of Human Development has been dedicated to understanding how children grow and learn. The Institute is a pioneer in the field of child growth and development. Through systematic observation and documentation of infant and child behaviors, the organization developed a standard of norms that illustrate a sequential and predictable pattern of growth and development.
Gesell's extensive longitudinal research of more than 10,000 children has provided fundamental knowledge of child behavior between birth and sixteen years for doctors, educators, and parents worldwide. The Gesell Institute is located in New Haven, CT.

About BAM Radio Network:
The BAM Radio Network was launched to address the severe imbalance in parenting practices caused by the "commercialization of parenting" and the emphasis on intellectual development that excludes the critical role of the mind/body connection in early childhood. Created by leading early childhood experts, the programming challenges the popular genre of parenting notions that has given rise to commercial products like Baby Einstein, Brainy Baby and lapware, all of which claim to accelerate a child's mental development in the face of science that suggests otherwise. The network is a joint venture between New Hampshire-based Moving & Learning and Los Angeles-based Jackstreet Media. The program is distributed through the Affiliate Nanocasting Network.


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