Emphasizes the need for a better understanding of the laws governing the infant’s mental and physical growth, so that a happier social order can be developed. Similarities, differences, and characteristic ways in which infants react to standardized test situations are shown, as are their everyday life and social reactions to the family group. Discusses the education and mental hygiene of infants and the obligation of science, home, and society to promote the infant’s welfare. Provides a condensation of the individual films in the series and an overview of Dr. Arnold Gesell’s work at the Yale Clinic of Child Development. Stresses the need for infant hygiene and treats many phases of infant behavior. Dr. Gesell introduces and concludes the film.
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