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Volume #13 Issue #01
ISSN: 0219-7642 June 1, 2014
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Most of us feel that intelligence is something that describes “how smart a person” or “how sharp a
child is”. However, intelligence is an abstract term
that is very difficult to precisely define and answer. In fact, child psychologists agree on one opinion- that intelligence
is a mental ability that is controlled by several cognitive and mental abilities
The degree of intelligence or smartness is controlled by a specific proportion of these abilities. The more efficient
is the mixture the better would be the extent of intelligence faculties. A child is capable of defining a cognitive
function in manner that is correlative to the training it gets in early childhood stages. Cognitive training can improve
several mental constructs and functions like problem solving, abstract thinking, creativity, memory, concentration and
In other words, cognitive skills are a multi-dimensional construct of basic mental faculties in various proportions.
However, no one in this world would possess cognition that is the most efficient in its construct. Rather, some people
might be very strong in some specific skills of brain, while others may lack most of the cognitive skills which usually
result in low IQ and mental abilities. All the best.
Thought for today:
"We generally change ourselves for one of two reasons inspiration or desperation." - Jim Rohn
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Children's Cognitive Development - Training School-age Children for Better Cognition
Cognition deals with many aspects like how children gain knowledge, store and later modify it to
use at an advanced level. Similarly, a challenging area of cognitive study is why and how one child
differs from the other in cognitive processes. Click to learn more.
Parental Techniques to Teach Cognitive Processes to School-going Children
With careful planning and calibrated approach, parents can train children to acquire better cognitive skills like
problem solving, abstract thinking, creativity, memory, concentration and interpersonal skills. Read the article
to learn more.
By David F. Bjorklund, Ph.D
A comprehensive book supported by extensive research studies and data, Bjorklund's text presents the broadest
coverage of topics in cognitive development. Unlike other books, Bjorklund shows readers how developmental
function can help explain individual differences in cognition by covering both the typical pattern of change
in thinking observed over time and the individual differences in children's thinking in infancy and childhood.
A major theme of this book is the continuous transaction between the embodied children embedded in a social
world: although a child is born prepared to make some sense of the world, his or her mind is also shaped by
forces in the physical and social environment.
Understanding Piaget: An Introduction to Children's Cognitive Development Hardcover
By Mary Ann Spencer Pulaski, Ph.D
In order to make her introduction to Piaget's cognitive
theories as current and valuable as possible, Dr. Pulaski
has revised and expanded her original book; and it now
includes such new material as: chapters on imagery and
memory, language and learning; the biological basis for
Piget's theory of knowledge; the notion of identity;
figurative and operative aspects of knowing; the process of
Piaget's ideas and experiments are important for everyone whose life
is in any way concerned with children. Parents will see that
the apparently aimless play of babies is actually
purposeful, and will understand what lies behind the endless
'why' questions of childhood. Teachers will discover why
their pupils do not seem to learn when they are counselled
simply to 'sit and listen.' Understanding Piaget is
essential to understanding children."
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.
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.
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