Apply to the Cosmic Baby Academy created by Dr Iya Whiteley, a mother of two and a Clinical Psychologist. Using 25 years of professional experience in space psychology, astronaut training development and cognitive engineering. Iya developed a unique methodology for visual and cognitive early development of children from birth.
Just as listening to Mozart’s highly complex and structured compositions stimulates your baby’s brain, studying visually harmonious and symmetrically beautiful pictures will greatly benefit your baby’s brain development and calm your baby.
Within their first year, newborns actively rely on their visual perception to learn about the world. Babies are fascinated by patterns and actively seek them out.
The brain of an infant grows neural networks fastest in the first year and if babies do not use these new connections, they will disappear.
Our black and white books and mobile apps for babies are based on current scientific findings on newborns’ and infants’ visual perception and brain development. The images within our books and apps help:
The images are inspired by nature’s intricate patterns and by amazing scientific discoveries on our planet Earth. Your baby will be exposed to a wide range of sciences – mathematics, geometry, biology, and astronomy – together with history, architecture, cutting-edge engineering and other aspects of our mysterious and fascinating Universe.
We hope you have a wonderful time with your baby sharing your passion and enjoying these marvelous designs. Study these intricate natural patterns and designs of great human ingenuity together with your baby.
Cosmic Baby Academy course is run by Iya personally every two months. Do not miss this precious development window in your baby's life! Give your baby a great start to life on Earth.
Take a look at some of the great reviews we receive from our parents. Our books are often listed as best sellers on Amazon worldwide and have 5-star reviews.
On our courses, parents feel inspired and surprised by what their baby can do from birth. They discover new ways of communicating and enjoying exploring the Universe together.
“Captain A is fixated at the amazing Earth Designs book. Thank you so much Iya Whiteley. What a brilliant creation and such amazing examples! This is the baby-understandable version of the Pioneer Discs.
Highly recommended reading for all who wish to encourage their little ones to reach for the stars!”
“…Thank you so much for the book. As you can see in photos my grand-daughter is already reacting to the images. She was born 3 months prematurely so although she is 11 weeks old in the pictures, her “biological age” could be considered as minus 2 weeks.”
“…Iya and Graham have joined forces and created an amazing world, accessible to all, where science and art merge for human contemplation. Maria Montessori talked of ‘seeking order’ as a human tendency and the pages of this book provide incredible images where order and beauty can be sought to satisfy this human sensibility as well as being a unique resource to seek knowledge of our universe in the micro and macro.”
“The Earth Designs are a wonderful invention in the world where children are exposed to vast sea of information, sometimes dissonant and chaotic. They help a young developing mind to tune into natural harmonics of symmetry, rhythmical patterns and the logic behind the laws of creation. Such visual stimuli will nurture the imagination and appreciation of harmony.“
“A most wonderful introduction to the intricate designs hidden in science and nature”
“…gives fresh stimulation for young brains … provides cognitive encouragement which can increase the desire to learn, to question, and to find logic of the world.”
“This beautiful book is a unique blend of mesmerising images for young eyes and fascinating facts to enlighten any parent”
Chrissie and Ester, Art Centre, Bath, UK
“I highly recommend this book. You’ll love looking at it as much as your baby does and that is so important when encouraging a child’s development. There’s a lot of validity in the power of black and white images to young babies and this is a really nice way to share the experience with them.”
If you have any questions about joining the academy, contact us.
Unique development system using black and white high contrast images. Based on the wonders of nature, to strengthen and maintain the neural pathways in your child from the first days on Earth.
Designed by the astronaut trainer and cognitive psychologist.
I want the best for my baby!
Our courses, books and apps can develop and strengthen neural pathways in your baby's brain. Research shows that if neural pathways in infants' brains are not stimulated, they disappear between 9 to 12 months of age. If not developed from birth, in the future they will take a long time to develop.
The app is based on Amazon's #1 bestselling book ranking and was listed as the best gift books for newborns and babies on Amazon in the UK. It was developed by Dr. Iya Whiteley, Director of the Center for Space Medicine, the developer of astronaut training in Germany, the Space Psychologist and mother of two.
This app is part of the incredibly innovative book series in English, EARTH DESIGNS - a black and white sequential picture system for NEWBORNS, CHILDREN and the entire FAMILY. It is based on current scientific discoveries regarding visual perception and brain development in newborns and INFANTS. This app can also be a vital tool for parents to keep their child entertained and calm. Some babies even stop crying when they are shown the app, they focus and enjoy exploring unique designs based on nature and human creations. All of our products are fun and soothing for all ages from 1 to 101 years old.
The app contains 12 BLACK AND WHITE HIGH CONTRAST (suitable for children from birth and up) beautifully illustrated pictures inspired by the underwater world. It turns out scientists say we know less about our oceans than we do about the cosmos!
Your generous gift and contributions will enable us to develop more innovative content for you and your child. It will also allow us to donate books and apps to hospitals.
Dr Iya Whiteley is a Space Psychologist and Cognitive Engineer. Trained as a Clinical Psychologist and Human Machine Interface designer, she designs both equipment and training programmes to improve the performance of highly trained professionals, including military pilots, astronauts, cosmonauts and surgeons.
Iya worked at the European Astronaut Centre (European Space Agency) in Cologne, Germany and collaborates with NASA and the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Centre in Star City, Russia.
Since having her own children, Iya now also designs visual books for babies to tap into their developmental potential and gives them the best possible start on our unique planet Earth.
Iya is a public speaker for TV, radio and science programmes. Recently, she was the Space Psychologist demonstrating astronaut selection on the BBC Science TV series: BBC Astronauts: Do You Have What It Takes? with Canadian Astronaut and ISS Commander Chris Hadfield and Dr Kevin Fong.
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We offer an introductory gift to all members of the Cosmic Baby Academy family for your beloved newborn or already fast growing and beauifully blooming baby. The gift includes an e-book and a stimulating image from the next black and white book series.
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