News On Enhancing Your Child's Intelligence
Tips For Your Baby's Brain Development
Boldsky Jan 18, 2017
The brain of the baby tries to understand the world bit by bit. As a
parent, when you can offer enough attention and love in the process,
it helps a great deal in brain development of the baby.
A host of common chemicals endanger child brain development
Knowridge Science Report Jan 21, 2017
In a new report, dozens of scientists, health practitioners and
children's health advocates are calling for renewed attention to the
growing evidence that many common and widely available chemicals
endanger neurodevelopment in fetuses and children of all ages.
Too much screen time is harming your child's brain: How to protect your family
WTAE Jan 19, 2017
Why should parents be concerned? Children ages eight to 18 spend at
least seven hours a day on social media, a survey concluded in 2010.
These numbers are especially disturbing because brain development in
young children can be hindered by constant stimulation.
Can Eating Fish During Pregnancy Really Help Boost A Child's Brain Development?
Latinos Health Feb 7, 2017
Nutrients in fish can help improve brain cognitive functions in an
infant. Studies show that the children of mothers who had more
quantity of fish during their pregnancy show better IQ performance,
Live Science reports. There didn't seem to have the chance of
developing autism in these children.
Pregnant? Never yield to these cravings
Standard Media Feb 10, 2017
A study published last August suggests that a diet high in fat and sugar during pregnancy could potentially affect the baby's brain development.
The Serious Business of Play
Yahoo News Feb 6, 2017
Research on the emotional connection between parents and children
and the development of complex brain circuitry teaches us that a
parent's capacity to understand a child's serve - her mood and
approach to play - and to match that serve with our own engagement,
builds the neural circuitry and leads to the development of
important cognitive, social and language skills.
King School focuses on developing young minds
NC Advertiser Feb 2, 2017
Leading experts say a commitment to early childhood education is no
longer a choice - it's a necessity. Research shows that this period
is a time of rapid growth and brain development for children.
Study finds brain connections key to reading
Medical Express Aug 8, 2016
The brain's cortex, where most cognitive functions occur, has areas
specialized for reading as well as face recognition, language
comprehension, and many other tasks.
How Screen Addiction Is Damaging Kids' Brains
Vice Aug 7, 2016
Kids' brains develop during key developmental windows when they
engage their active imagination in such things as creative play.
These windows are when the body builds the most neuronal
connections. Kids who are just passively stimulated by a glowing
screen don't have to do the neural heavy lifting to create those
images. The images are provided for them, thus stunting their own
Folic acid: An essential for child bearing mothers – Experts
Today Aug 7, 2016
“Folic acid is essential for brain development and function,” Dr.
Oluwaseun said. Its deficiency in pregnant women would affect the
foetus, as it is one of the basic micronutrient requirements for
cell synthesis and development, especially neurological
Music training speeds up brain development in children
The Conversation Aug 4, 2016
Music training has been found to be related to better language and
mathematical skills, higher IQ and overall greater academic
achievement. Also, differences between musicians and nonmusicians
have been found in areas of the brain related to hearing and
movement, among others.
Breastfeeding Brain Benefits
GoodTherapy Aug 3, 2016
Breastfeeding may improve brain development, boost IQ, and sharpen
memory in preterm infants, according to a new study published in The
Journal of Pediatrics.
Parent's Touch Can Mold Child's Brain Development Until Adulthood
Science World Report Jul 30, 2016
A parent's touch is powerful and goes beyond forming bonds between
parents and their children. From the first breathe of life, it is
natural that a child would want to be touched. Studies show that a
parent's touch goes from boosting a baby's development to shaping
its brain in the future. A parent's touch is a very strong
communicator in channeling emotions and forming an intimate bond.
How does music fuel your brain, not just your ears?
Lancaster Online Mar 13, 2016
There is a fascinating new research study going on at the National
Institutes of Health regarding brain maturation and playing a
musical instrument. In this study, published in the Journal of
American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, researchers
have proven that playing a musical instrument actually changes the
architecture of the brain.
Brain food for your unborn baby
Stripes Okinawa Mar 8, 2016
Folate, omega-3 fatty acids, and iron are three of the necessary
thirty-eight nutrients which are essential for a healthy nervous
system. A balanced diet of all-natural sources including vegetables,
fruit, beans and legumes, whole grains, and quality sources of meat
will provide the aforementioned brain-boosting nutrients.
Smart Ways To Play Games With Your Baby
Parent Herald Mar 1, 2016
Babies start to develop their brain even in prenatal stage and this
speeds up once they are born. When they start to use their senses,
learning becomes faster. The baby's brain develops by stimulation.
By the time they hear, smell, taste, see and touch, their brain
creates more connection between neurons. The more connections
created, the smarter the child becomes.
Want intelligent kids? go for exclusive breastfeeding
Punchng Feb 27, 2016
Many factors have been adduced for what makes a child to be
intelligent, including heredity, school quality, environment,
exposure, etc., but not much emphasis has been placed on the impact
of exclusive breastfeeding, which experts have described as one of
the most fundamental factors that influence a child's intelligence.
How Do I Boost My Baby's Brain Development?
Newswise Feb 18, 2016
During infancy and throughout a child's first year of life is when
the brain develops the most and has the best potential to be
influenced. “By the time a child enters kindergarten their brain is
90 percent developed and formed,” said Alison Pittman, R.N., a
clinical assistant professor at the Teas A&M College of Nursing and
certified pediatric nurse. “Focusing on your child's brain
development in the first year is extremely important.”.
Pediatricians Might Be Able to Boost Brain Development and IQ in Premature Babies
Foxnews Feb 15, 2016
A new study suggests that pediatricians could soon have the tools to
boost brain development and IQ in premature babies. Two
blood-building drugs: Erythropoietin and Darbepoetin injected soon
after birth may give premature babies a lasting long-term edge
building red blood cells and brain development by age 4.
Environmental intervention may improve IQ of kids
Business Standard Mar 15, 2016
Environmental intervention can raise general
intelligence in young children but the effects are not permanent, a
new study has found. John Protzko from University of California,
Santa Barbara (UCSB) analysed an existing study to determine whether
and how environmental interventions impacted the intelligence levels
of low birth weight children.
Reading improves a child's brain
Digital Journal Sep 30, 2015
The human brain is plastic; that is, it is ever changing, influenced
daily by sights, sounds and learning. Modern Magnetic Resonance
Imaging has shown that creative activities enhance and develop
various parts of the brain. The days of early childhood are
especially critical brain development years. One of the best and
earliest interactive activities between parents and children is
Is your technology hurting your child's development?
Goerie Oct 8, 2015
Suskind and others worry that parents and caregivers, too distracted
by their smart phones and other devices, aren't talking to babies
enough. And researchers say talking is critical, activating little
brains and filling their heads with words they'll figure out more
quickly than babies who sit in silence.
How poverty affects children's brains
Washington Post Oct 2, 2015
In a study published this year in Nature Neuroscience, several
co-authors and I found that family income is significantly
correlated with children's brain size - specifically, the surface
area of the cerebral cortex, which is the outer layer of the brain
that does most of the cognitive heavy lifting. Further, we found
that increases in income were associated with the greatest increases
in brain surface area among the poorest children.
How to boost your baby's brain development
Telegraph Sep 26, 2015
Her talk is based on the latest neuroscience, particularly the work
of Dr Allan Schore, of the UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine.
“Genetic inheritance is only a small part of the story,” she
explains. “The process of building the brain - linking one neuron
with another - crucially depends on social and emotional experiences
concerning the baby's attachment to their primary carer.”
It's a theory that sits uncomfortably with modern parenting, given how many
parents leave their children in daycare or with nannies.
The Academic Downside Of ‘Western' Diets
thinkprogress Sep 29, 2015
Proponents of healthier school lunches have one more reason to frame
the issue as a public health matter. A new study suggests that the
“Western” diet - defined as selections of red meat, sugary desserts,
high-calorie food, and refined grains - may be detrimental to a
child's cognitive development, ultimately hampering their academic
Severe poverty affects children's brain development, study finds
The Star Aug 30, 2015
A six-year study by researchers at the University of
Wisconsin-Madison has added to the mounting evidence that growing up
in severe poverty affects how children's brains develop, potentially
putting them at a lifelong disadvantage.
Why Talking to Your Baby Is So Important
Yahoo Sep 18, 2015
Every word you say builds your child's brain. Within the first three
years of life, 85% of our physical brain is developed. Inside that
lovable baby's head is a veritable hub of activity where 700 to 1000
neural connection are being made each second. At no other time in
life is brain growth so rapid. And one of the most important things
making these connections is words.
Air Pollution Might Lower Your Child's GPA
Science World Report Aug 31, 2015
Findings revealed that due to high levels of motor vehicle emissions
from trucks, cars and buses on the roads and highways near their
homes, the childrens' GPAs were significantly lower, accounting for
other factors that were known to influence school performance.
Some studies show breastfed babies score higher on IQ tests
State Journal Aug 8, 2015
There are studies that have been done to compare infants who
breastfed to infants who are fed with formula. Several of these
studies indicate that breastfed babies do have higher IQs.
How to Tell If Your Kid Is a Prodigy, and Why It's Probably Better If They're Not
Daily Telegraph Sep 17, 2015
Researchers are concerned that growing numbers of children are
starting school uncertain whether they are right or left-handed and
that this is hindering their academic and physical development.
Study Finds Iodine Intake During Pregnancy Might Raise Baby's IQ
ScienceTimes Aug 12, 2015
Iodine is a nutrient often associated with thyroid health and how it
helps fight goiter in most women. However, a new study has
discovered that iodine may also greatly affect the brain development
of a fetus and can be directly linked to the possibility of
increasing the child's intelligence quotient (IQ).
The not-so-magic activity that can boost your child's brain activity
Connectstatesboro Aug 12, 2015
A new study suggests that reading with children as young as 3 and 5
years old can change their brain development. The study used
functional magnetic resonance imaging to look at the brain activity
of children who were listening to prerecorded stories, Carina Storrs
reported for CNN.
Family Struggles May Affect Boys' Brain Development
HealthDay Aug 17, 2015
Family problems early in life might raise boys' risk of depression
and anxiety, which is also tied to altered brain structure in their
late teens and early 20s, a new study suggests.
How a C-section can affect your baby's BRAIN development: Procedure 'slows a newborn's ability to concentrate'
DailyMail Aug 12, 2015
Having a baby via Caesarean section can affect a child's brain
development, a study has revealed. The delivery procedure affects at
least one form of a baby's ability to concentrate, scientists found.
It is known that factors such as birth weight and a mother's age
impact on the development of a child's cognitive functions. But
little is known about how the actual birth event influences a baby's
brain and thinking abilities.
Child Poverty: Negative Impact on Brain Development
MedScape Jul 28, 2015
Children raised in poverty show significant differences in brain
structures linked to learning and education that correspond with
impaired academic performance and standardized test achievement, new
research shows. "We knew that poverty affects brain development and
that there is an educational achievement gap between poor children
and middle-class children," coauthor Seth D. Pollak, PhD.
Reading to Young Kids Promotes Brain Development
Laboratory Equipment Apr 27, 2015
Now, there is evidence that reading to young children is in fact
associated with differences in brain activity supporting early
reading skills. The research was presented at the Pediatric Academic
Societies (PAS) annual meeting in San Diego..
Organic milk 'is less healthy than regular milk and could harm child IQ'
The Telegraph Aug 28, 2015
Organic milk is less healthy than regular milk and could cause
unborn babies to have lower IQs, a study suggests. Compared with
conventionally-produced milk, organic milk contains around one third
less iodine which is essential for maintaining a strong metabolism.
Study: Poor children have smaller brains than wealthy peers
Yahoo News Apr 29, 2015
New research shows that low-income kids may be lagging behind their peers because a crucial part of their brains is underdeveloped.
Study links low and high levels of manganese to lower IQ scores in children
MedicalXpress Apr 23, 2015
Both low and high levels of manganese in blood and hair were associated with lower IQ scores in children living in eastern Ohio, according
to new research from the University of Cincinnati (UC).
Study: Playing music helps sharpen kids' brains
The Monitor Sep 02, 2014
A two-year study of 44 children in the program shows that the
training changes the brain in ways that make it easier for
youngsters to process sounds, according to results reported in
Tuesday's edition of The Journal of Neuroscience. That increased
ability, the researchers say, is linked directly to improved skills
in such subjects as reading and speech.
Ignore the IQ test: your level of intelligence is not fixed for life
The Conversation Aug 27, 2014
We're getting more stupid. That's one point made in a recent article
in the New Scientist, reporting on a gradual decline in IQs in
developed countries such as the UK, Australia and the Netherlands.
Such research feeds into a long-held fascination with testing human
intelligence. Yet such debates are too focused on IQ as a life-long
trait that can't be changed. Other research is beginning to show the
Why Kids Need to Play
Psych Central Aug 31, 2014
It is so important for kids to have unstructured, free play time. In these days of schedules, routines, and many demands and
responsibilities, it is increasingly important for children to be allowed to just play.
Learning rewires the brain
Society for Science Sep 02, 2014
Musicians, athletes and quiz bowl champions all have one thing in common: training. Learning to play an instrument or a
sport requires time and patience. It is all about steadily mastering new skills. The same is true when it comes to learning
information - preparing for that quiz bowl, say, or studying for a big test.
IQ: the eternal debate of nature vs. nurture
GM News Aug 14, 2014
The first thing you need to know is that anyone's ability to do math
is based on the strength of his or her IQ, which is simply a
measurement of your cognitive skills.These are things like working
memory (e.g. holding a number in your brain long enough to use it in
the next step), logic and reasoning (e.g.“Obviously the radius can't
be a negative number ...”), and visual processing (e.g. deciding
which side of the triangle is the longest).
Scientists say child's play helps build a better brain
SCPR Aug 06, 2014
When it comes to brain development, time in the classroom may be less important than time on the playground. "The
experience of play changes the connections of the neurons at the
front end of your brain," says Sergio Pellis, a researcher at the
University of Lethbridge in Alberta, Canada. " And without play
experience, those neurons aren't changed," he says.
Brain scans reveal how children's minds learn math
CT News Aug 18, 2014
Sometime in elementary school, you quit counting your fingers and just know the answer. Now scientists have put
youngsters into brain scanners to find out why, and watched how the brain reorganizes itself as kids learn math.
High maternal perchlorate levels may impact child's IQ
Endocrinology Update Aug 11, 2014
Researchers have discovered an association between high maternal
perchlorate levels during pregnancy and subsequent adverse IQ in
children. The Cardiff University and Boston University School of
Medicine-led study looked at the age-three IQ of 487 children born
to mothers who had suboptimal thyroid function and iodine deficiency
Scientists Say Child's Play Helps Build A Better Brain
NPR Aug 06, 2014
When it comes to brain development, time in the classroom may be less important than time on the playground.
3 Insights Into Baby Brains
NY Mag Aug 04, 2014
What's going on inside those little baby brains? You can get a lot closer to understanding the minds of
these tiny humans with a new book, The Psychology of Babies, written by Lynne Murray, a psychologist specializing
in child development at the University of Reading.
What Do Great Musicians Have in Common? DNA
Scientific American Aug 05, 2014
At age 13, jazz great Thelonious Monk ran into trouble at Harlem's Apollo Theater. The reason: he was too good.
The famously precocious pianist was, as they say, a “natural,” and by that point had won the
Apollo's amateur competition so many times that he was barred from re-entering.
Spanking the gray matter out of our kids
CNN July 23, 2014
How to discipline the next generation is a hotly debated topic. In 2012, a national survey showed more than half of
women and three-quarters of men in the United States believe a child sometimes needs a "good hard spanking."
How 'Good Mothering' Hardwires a Child's Brain: Mom Impacts Her Babies
Science World Report July 18, 2014
Could having a good mother impact a child's brain? That just may be the case, according to a new study. Researchers
have taken a look at rat pups and have found that their mothers and their nurturing roles directly mold the early
neural activity and growth of their offspring's brains.
Babble to your baby from birth! Cooing at newborns is vital to speech development
The Daily Mail July 14, 2014
Cooing at a newborn baby is not just a sign of affection - scientists think it is vital part of teaching them to speak.
The importance of good food on your baby's development
The Independent July 05, 2014
It is never too early to tune into infant's nutrition especially if you are planning a family, as healthy brain
growth in children begins before conception. For example, folic acid (400mcg) should be taken 14 weeks before you
get pregnant, and that's because folic acid has been linked specifically to early brain functioning.
Study examines how cellphones affect children's brains
WCAX June 12, 2014
Children today are exposed to cellphones at a very early age. Researchers in Britain want to know what effect all that
talking and texting may have on a child's developing brain.
Brain-boosting activities to avoid the ‘summer slide'
GM News June 03, 2014
With summer approaching, many parents worry about how to keep their children's brains occupied with something other
than TV, video games and tablets. It's a legitimate concern, as kids lose an average of two months of grade-level
equivalency in math computation skills and 25 percent of their reading skills over the summer.
Pregnant and nursing women should eat more seafood, could raise children's IQ, federal agencies advise
Nola June 10, 2014
Among women who consumed more fish during the pregnancy, or at least
the amounts that we are recommending, there were improvements in IQ
in their children.
Exercise is good for the brain
Citizen Times June 11, 2014
It's no secret that students' brains are less active during the
summer months. Without tests, grades, projects, reading logs and
college applications to worry about, many children and adolescents
choose to ride bikes, swim and play as opposed to reading or doing
math problems for fun.
11 ways to tell if your child is a genius
Yahoo June 23, 2014
So you think your baby's gifted? Join the club. We all want to believe our progeny is exceptional, but just because they've
grasped “mama” two months before their peers doesn't mean you have the next Kim Ung-Yong on your hands.
The secret to a smarter baby? Iodine!
Daily Mail May 27, 2014
Recent studies show that many American women have too little iodine and if pregnant, is a deficiency that may affect
their child's brain development.
Thoughtful Parenting: Not more brain development
Steam Boat Today May 11, 2014
Are you ready to put all you've learned about brain development to good use with your children? Remembering the
basics of brain development, its progress from lower to higher functioning as well as its dependence on experience,
will be helpful when you choose how to manage your children's challenging behavior.
Study links lower IQ to fire retardants
Poughkeepsie Journal Jun 1, 2014
A new study bolsters the concerns of some scientists that hazardous
levels of fire retardants in furniture and other products may harm
children before they are born.
Thyroid disorders can lead to lower IQ in babies
DNA May 28, 2014
If a two-month-old baby is detected with the ailment, he would have
already lost 40-45 points on IQ. Also, babies born to mothers with
thyroid disorders (about 8-10% pregnant women) are at the risk of
thyroidism, if not treated well during pregnancy.
How children's brains develop - new insights
UNICEF May 14, 2014
On April 16th, a remarkable, and probably the first-of-its-kind meeting took place at UNICEF New York. Sixteen (no
coincidence with the date) neuroscientists discussed and debated the influence of early experience on brain development
6 Real-life Scenarios to Train Your Tiny Tot's Brain
I Diva May 15, 2014
An educator, an avant-garde educational activist, a teaching expert and aparenting guru, Swati Popat Vats is
the director of Podar Jumbo Kids, one of the most successful and the parent preferred brand of preschool chains
in India, she's also the person behind India's superlative daycare chain, called Podar Jumbo Kids Plus daycare.
Kick Back, Relax, and Help Your Children Develop Neural Pathways
Brookings May 20, 2014
Imagine six, red, three-by-two LEGO bricks. How many unique combinations can be made? This was the opening
question posed at the LEGO Foundation's IDEAs conference in Denmark last month.
Fluoridating water does not lower IQ: New Zealand research
Science Codex May 19, 2014
New research out of New Zealand's world-renowned Dunedin
Multidisciplinary Study does not support claims that fluoridating
water adversely affects children's mental development and adult IQ.
First Years Critical for Healthy Brain Development
Sun Sentinel Apr 21, 2014
When babies are born, their minds are still a work in progress, and their brains will rapidly grow and develop based
on their experience. That means the first few years are critical for healthy brain development.
Challenging A Child's Mind
The Connection Apr 06, 2014
Arlington mother Holly Karapetkova reserves time for reading in the schedules of her two young children. It has become
such an important part of their daily routine that it is a treasured family activity. It is also vital to her children's
development says Karapetkova.
Genetic discovery could boost IQ, offset brain's decline from age and disease
RT May 8, 2014
By increasing the action of a cell receptor crucial to forming
memories. KL-VS, researchers found, improved cognitive functions
regardless of age by the equivalent of around six IQ points.
Clinical research: Low maternal thyroid raises autism risk
SFARI May 2, 2014
The thyroid hormone plays an important role in brain development,
and fetuses rely on the mother's supply of the hormone for the first
trimester and much of the second2. As a result, abnormal maternal
levels may have lasting effects on her child's brain.
Genetic Screening to Enhance IQ Should be Embraced
politix Apr 29, 2014
There could be a way of predicting - and preventing - which children
will go on to have low intelligence, according to the findings of a
study researchers at Cardiff University presented on Monday. They
discovered that children with two copies of a common gene
(Thr92Ala), together with low levels of thyroid hormone are four
times more likely to have a low IQ. This combination occurs in about
4% of the UK population.
Tips to boost infant and toddler brain development
The News Star Mar 20, 2014
When babies are born, their minds are still a work in progress, and their brains will rapidly grow and develop
based on their experience. That means the first few years are critical for healthy brain development.
How to make your kids smarter: 10 steps backed by science
The Week Apr 02, 2014
But what makes children - from babies up through the teen years - smarter? Here are 10 things science says can help.
Music Positively Influences Brain
Daily Sabah Mar 28, 2014
Music has an impact on infant development and notably contributes to
the cognitive process. It is reported that the impact of music on a
baby starts in the mother's womb. The auditory system in the human
fetus starts to develop at 21 to 22 weeks of gestation. By age
three, 80 percent of brain development is com- plete and by age
eight, 85 percent of mental development is reached.
Boost infant, toddler brain development - Early years more critical than you realize
The Charlotte Post Apr 03, 2014
When babies are born, their minds are still a work in progress, and their brains will rapidly grow and develop based on
their experience. That means the first few years are critical for healthy brain development.
Tips to Boost Infant and Toddler Brain Development
Scoops and Diego Mar 12, 2014
When babies are born, their minds are still a work in progress, and their brains will rapidly grow and develop
based on their experience. That means the first few years are critical for healthy brain development.
Leaving infants in buggies 'may cause long-term harm'
The Telegraph Mar 13, 2014
Parents risk damaging children's long-term development by leaving them in buggies and car seats with little face-to-face
interaction, a leading psychologist has warned. Overuse of baby equipment prevents infants from exploring their physical
environment and building up social skills in the vital first three years of life, it is claimed.
The Flynn effect: your kids are smarter than you
ABC Science Mar 12, 2014
We've all heard of the IQ test, or Intelligence Quotient test. It
supposedly measures how smart you are. What you might not have
realised is that the scores or results that people achieve are
adjusted, or 'fiddled'. This is to both get the average IQ to be 100
points, and to make sure that about two-thirds of people will lie in
the IQ band between 85 and 115 points.
Family Conflicts Can Impair Child's Brain Development: Study
Health US News Feb 21, 2014
Exposure to common family problems early in life can impair a child's brain development, according to new research.
Chatting spurs baby development
iAfrica Feb 16, 2014
Baby talk is more than just bonding: chatting with your infant spurs important brain development that sets
the stage for lifelong learning, researchers said on Thursday.
Training Brains: Preschool years crucial for child's development
Tyler Paper Feb 22, 2014
Nothing makes Jackie Cannon angrier than the thought of young children in day care who are not being nurtured
with enriching activities.
Music training raises a child's IQ
Irish Examiner Feb 16, 2014
It's an intuitive love, with more than a thousand research studies demonstrating how music can boost
a child's intelligence, emotional and social development and self-esteem.
Long sentences better for babies' development than baby talk
Health 24 Feb 14, 2014
The sooner parents start explaining the world to their baby, the better. That does not mean flash cards for
tots, or merely pointing out objects: "Here's an orange. That's a bowl."
Not just baby talk: chatting spurs brain development
Sowetan Live Feb 17, 2014
Baby talk is more than just bonding: chatting with your infant spurs important brain development that sets
the stage for lifelong learning, researchers said Thursday.
The Importance of Everyday Interactions for Early Brain Development
HHuffington Post Feb 03, 2014
Can you remember the last time you played peek-a-boo with a young child? You may think it is just a fun child's game, but actually
it is helping brains of very young children develop.
Children who watch too much TV may have 'damaged brain structures'
Daily Mail Jan 10, 2013
Watching too much television can change the structure of a child's brain in a damaging way, according to a new study. Researchers
found that the more time a child spent viewing TV, the more profound the brain alterations appeared to be
Puzzles Good for a Child's Developing Brain
Brookfield Now Jan 27, 2014
Did you know that puzzles can do more than just keep young ones and even older children entertained? Puzzles can help strengthen
important brain skills.
Read/Talk/Sing -- To Build Strong Brains in Very Young Children
Huffington Post Dec 31, 2013
We now know that the first three years of life are the years when the brains of children build their
internal connections and become strong.
Good Parenting Heals Your Child's Brain
Hitche MD Jan 21, 2014
Surprisingly, when matching up the parents' behavior to their child's brain size, it became
clear that the kids with the supportive parents had a hippocampi & amygdalae that were completely normal.
Cool facts about the human brain
VOXXI Jan 21, 2014
The human brain is more than just that thing we use to solve complex math problems during our high school years;
our brains are the computers that tell our bodies what to do, a complex network of electrical impulses that decide
who we are and how we approach our day-to-day lives. Despite the universal acceptance that the brain is important,
not a lot of people know much about it.
Prenatal Fish Oil Supplements May Not Boost Child's Brain Health, Study Finds
Healthday May 3, 2014
Toddlers whose mothers took extra omega-3 daily were no smarter than other tots, researchers say.
Despite public health recommendations that women consume omega-3
fatty acid supplements while pregnant, new research suggests that
offspring do not gain any mental health benefit from the
Iron deficiency predicts lower IQ scores in children adopted from institutional settings
Medical News Mar 6, 2014
Iron deficiency predicts lower IQ scores and poor higher-order
thinking skills in children adopted from institutional settings like
orphanages, according to a new longitudinal study.
How a Pregnant Mother's Diet Could Change a Child's Brain
The Atlantic Feb 18, 2014
Scientists have pursued every possible avenue to try and figure out why we keep getting fatter. They've
explored our genes, our brains, our hormones and our gut bacteria, not to mention our fatty, sugary diets and
Playing can stimulate child development
ABC30 Apr 24, 2015
"Their brain development is huge; that is what we want to encourage
the most through play, through music and just hands-on with the
child care providers," said Michelle Robbins, director of New
Harvest Child Care Center.
How to raise successful children
Gulf News Sep 04, 2014
We all want the best for our children. We invest in their education, hoping to secure their financial and emotional wellbeing
for the future. But sometimes children just need that additional bit of support and guidance that will help them go the extra
mile and succeed.
Limit Use Of Electronic Devices By Children
Courrant July 15, 2014
With the use of electronic devices being a huge part of our everyday lives, many teachers, parents and caregivers
fail to recognize the profound danger these devices can be imposing upon our developing children.
Must-have parenting hacks for raising young children
Great Falls Tribune July 26, 2014
Before having children, people warned us about many aspects of parenthood: laundry piles the size of Texas, how
sleep is craved so deeply you can taste it and that there was a new-fangled torture device called "walking on Legos."
Pediatrics Group to Recommend Reading Aloud to Children From Birth
NY Times June 24, 2014
With the increased recognition that an important part of brain
development occurs within the first three years of a child's life,
and that reading to children enhances vocabulary and other important
communication skills, the group, which represents 62,000
pediatricians across the country, is asking its members to become
powerful advocates for reading aloud, every time a baby visits the
Old-time children's games are best for a child's development
SnoValley Star June 04, 2014
Kerry Beymer, who has been teaching moms and dads parenting practices for 15 years, recently learned a new trick herself:
The old-time games are best for child development.
Gifted or Hard-Working? Which is Better for Long-Term Success for our Children?
Huffington Post May 27, 2014
Giftedness is revered in our culture and viewed as a guarantee to a child's future success. Unfortunately, this could
not be further from the truth.
Techno-Tots - Is Tablet Technology Changing Our Children?
The Huffington Post May 20, 2014
Half of all children in the UK live in a household with a tablet computer or reading device. For pre-schoolers,
who were born since the first iPad was introduced 2010, life without tablets will be as unimaginable as life
without cars or TV for older generations.
Good Parenting Skills: 7 Research-Backed Ways to Raise Kids Right
Time May 10, 2014
I've posted about the research behind happy families and solid marriages, but what does science say about good parenting skills?
The top 10 things you must do when bringing up baby
The Independent Apr 03, 2014
An Apple a day? Babies' concentrations may be affected by early exposure to tablets and smart phones. It might not
look like they're doing much but your baby's early days are actually the most important in their lives.
10 Reasons Why Handheld Devices Should Be Banned for Children Under the Age of 12
Huffington Post Mar 21, 2014
The American Academy of Pediatrics and the Canadian Society of Pediatrics
state infants aged 0-2 years should not have any exposure to technology, 3-5 years be restricted to one hour per
day, and 6-18 years restricted to 2 hours per day
A good night's sleep helps a child make connections
Register Guard Jan 20, 2014
Now that the holidays are over and the unique and exciting activities surrounding them have come and gone,
it's a good time to help children get back into regular schedules.
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