Custom Search
HOME ARTICLES ASK AN EXPERT NEWSLETTER LIBRARY BRAINY STORE NEWS   
Ask an Expert
Get answers to questions about gifted children now to Dr. Sandhu, Ph.D in Educational
Psychology
(Gifted Education)
University of
Cambridge, UK.

What's Going On In There? How the Brain and Mind Develop in the First Five Years of Life
- By Lise Eliot, Ph.D

Recommended



Brainy News

News On Enhancing Your Child's Intelligence

 

Baby/Child Brain Development News
 

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 and function.

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.

Food for Brain News
 

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 intervention.

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 sedentary lifestyles.

Early Child Development News
 

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 doctor.

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. 

Please Note: Each Brainy News article is the property of the indicated Content Provider.


Don't forget to subscribe to our ezine to stay on top of the latest news on child brain development and early child development

Copyright ©2002-2014 by Brainy-Child.com
A Division of Lion Heart Consulting Pte Ltd. All Rights Reserved. Hosted by BlueHost.
Privacy Statement :: Disclaimer :: Bookmark Us :: Contact Us